About 50 incarcerated workers in the state's work release program brought this lawsuit against the State for seizing their unemployment benefits without due process. The settlement returns their benefits and recognizes a protected property interest in incarcerated individuals' prison accounts.
In this case, the ACLU is supporting Damon Fagan, a victim of racial profiling. We argue the District Court of Maine erred when it didn’t take into account Trooper Darcy’s pattern of racial profiling when assessing the credibility of his testimony.
The ACLU of Maine is suing the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services (MCILS) over its failure to provide constitutionally adequate legal representation to poor people accused of crimes in Maine.
Update: The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Dec. 8 and we are anticipating a decision in 2022.
Update: On Oct. 29, the Supreme Court declined to block Maine's vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
The ACLU of Maine represented Geoffrey Reese in a civil rights action filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.