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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Brown v. Circle K

We are suing Circle K – the national convenience store chain – for firing Judi Brown, an African-American transgender woman. Soon after Ms. Brown started working at Circle K’s Bolingbrook store, her manager began asking her invasive and offensive questions, including about Ms.

August 27, 2019 LGBTQ and HIV Advocacy

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