One of the main ways the ACLU of Illinois works to protect civil liberties and civil rights is through litigation. Litigation remains one of the fundamental tools with which our adept legal team fights for equality and civil rights throughout the state.  This section of our website documents the cases we’re working on now and those we’ve handled in recent years.

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Rosenbach v. Six Flags

In 2008, Illinois enacted a groundbreaking law to allow individuals to control their own biometric data –fingerprints, DNA, facial scans, and other biological information that can be used to identify an individual.  The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) prohibits private companies from col

July 10, 2018 Government Accountability and Personal Privacy

Maday v. District 211

We represent Nova Maday in her lawsuit against her high school and School District 211 who have discriminated against Maday in use of the locker rooms because she is transgender. The lawsuit, filed in late November 2017 seeks use of the locker room without restrictions for Ms.

December 10, 2017 LGBTQ and HIV Advocacy

Communities United v. Chicago

Communities United, Community Renewal Society, Next Steps, ONE Northside, and the ACLU of Illinois are suing the City of Chicago.  Their lawsuit challenges the City’s policies and practices that authorize Chicago police officers to use excessive force, to use unlawful force on black and Latino pe

October 4, 2017 Police Practices and Racial Justice

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