ACLU to launch state Supreme Court initiative

It will focus on abortion and LGBTQ rights, criminal justice reform, and political redistricting.
Freda Levenson, ACLU of Ohio legal director, appears before the Ohio Supreme Court in Columbus, Ohio, during oral arguments in a constitutional challenge to new legislative district maps on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. The Ohio Supreme Court declared newly drawn legislative maps invalid on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, giving the state’s new bipartisan redistricting panel 10 days to fix GOP-drawn boundaries that would have retained Republican supermajorities in both chambers. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)

The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a new initiative to litigate civil rights and civil liberties issues in state Supreme Courts, the group said Tuesday, underscoring the growing import of state-level courts across the nation.

The State Supreme Court Initiative will focus on issues includin abortion rights and access, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice reform and political redistricting, all areas in which conservatives and liberals have sparred over local laws in recent years.

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