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State v. Gray

Access to a criminal defense lawyer is a critical component of justice and fairness protected in both the Oregon and United States constitutions.

December 1, 2021 Criminal Justice

Blake v. Grants Pass

This friend-of-the-court brief argues that the Excessive Fines Clause in the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution categorically bars imposing fines on unhoused individuals for conduct that is inseparable from the status of homelessness.

June 8, 2021

Abraham v. Corizon

The ACLU of Oregon joined partners Disability Rights Oregon and Lewis and Clark Law School’s Criminal Justice Reform Clinic in a friend-of-the-court brief to the Oregon Supreme Court highlighting the often deadly harms of the for-profit medical care industry operating in jails and prisons.

May 13, 2021 Prisoners' Rights

Wise v. Portland

We represent volunteer street medics in a federal lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Marshals Service, and the City of Portland for targeting and attacking them at Portland protests against police brutality. 

September 22, 2020 Racial Justice Free Speech