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State of Alabama v. United States of America

In this action, the State filed suit against the federal government over the resettlement of refugees in Alabama. We joined with other organizations to file an amicus brief in opposition to the State, arguing that Alabama's proposed bar on refugee resettlement is unconstitutional.

March 1, 2016 Immigrants' Rights

Ex Parte Dequez White

We joined with SPLC in submitting an amicus curiae brief in support of White’s petition for mandamus. We assert that a juvenile is eligible to be considered for youthful offender status regardless of the statutory basis for adult court jurisdiction.

January 12, 2016 Criminal Justice

Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc. v. Bentley

In 2015, Gov. Bentley announced he was terminating its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood. Because the termination is not based upon the quality of non-abortion medical care provided by Planned Parenthood in Alabama, we alleged that the termination runs afoul of the Medicaid Act.

August 28, 2015 Women’s Rights

Jane Doe v. Singleton

A pregnant inmate in Lauderdale County Jail wanted to get an abortion. The Sheriff and DA refused. We filed suit claiming that the refusal violated Jane Doe’s fundamental right to obtain an abortion and that the refusal further constituted cruel and unusual punishment.

July 20, 2015 Women’s Rights Criminal Justice

Strawser v. Strange

This case, seeking to require the Alabama to permit same-sex marriages, was originally filed pro se by James Strawser and John Humphrey. The State filed a motion to dismiss and the plaintiffs sought a preliminary and permanent injunction.

September 11, 2014 LGBTQ Rights