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McArdle v. City of Ocala

The Southern Legal Counsel, ACLU of Florida, and pro bono attorney Andy Pozzuto filed filed a federal class action lawsuit against the city of Ocala on behalf of more than 200 other similarly situated homeless persons who have been arrested for sleeping or resting in public areas.

September 18, 2019 Criminal Justice

Phoebe Flanagan v. State of Florida

Phoebe Flanagan is challenging the Escambia County, Fla., Clerk’s conditioning her driver’s license on monthly payments from her only fungible source of income, her SSI disability benefits, as a violation of federal and state law and basic fundamental fairness.

February 19, 2019 Criminal Justice

Peter Sean Brown v. Richard Ramsay

The ACLU, ACLU of Florida, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a natural-born U.S. citizen who was unlawfully detained and nearly deported as a result of a Florida sheriff’s improper collaboration with ICE.

December 5, 2018 Immigrants' Rights

Keohane v. Jones, et al

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, and DLA Piper LLP filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Florida Department of Corrections’ (DOC) denial of medically necessary care for a transgender woman currently detained in a state men’s prison.

August 22, 2018

Doe v. Santa Rosa School Board

In 2008, the ACLU sued the School Board for Santa Rosa County, Florida, to stop school officials from using their governmental positions to promote their personal religious beliefs in public schools.  School officials, including Principal Frank Lay, routinely and pervasively promoted, endorsed, a

March 26, 2018

Attwood v. Clemons

Our office has sued State Representative Charles Clemons on behalf of one of his constituents, Peter Attwood, in a free speech case challenging Rep.

March 26, 2018 Free Speech

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