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ACLU of Maine Foundation v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The lawsuit seeks to compel USCIS to release information about how the Boston and Newark asylum offices assess asylum requests. The lawsuit comes after advocates observed a marked decrease in asylum approvals from the Boston Sub-Office, especially for asylum seekers from central African countries.

February 2, 2021

Drewniak v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

ACLU affiliates in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont filed a federal lawsuit challenging the use of unconstitutional border patrol checkpoints that frequently occur on I-93 in Woodstock, New Hampshire, and elsewhere in northern New England.

August 14, 2020

Denbow v. Liberty

The ACLU of Maine filed suit on behalf of Joseph Denbow and Sean Ragsdale, who are being held by the Maine Department of Corrections. Both men have been denied medical furlough, despite being medically vulnerable to serious illness and death from COVID-19.

May 21, 2020

Denbow v. State

The ACLU of Maine filed a petition for post-conviction review on behalf of Joseph Denbow. The petition challenges Mr. Denbow's prison sentence which, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, risks becoming a death sentence.

April 15, 2020

Casey et al. v. Yarmouth

Meagan Casey was elected to serve on the Yarmouth Town Council last year, a position she loves. But Ms. Casey, a high school Latin teacher, won’t be able to run for re-election next year if a new amendment to the town charter is allowed to stand

August 27, 2019 Freedom of Expression Voting Rights