We litigate when doing so is the most effective way to advance a civil liberties concern. We file lawsuits that will have an impact on people’s rights by setting a legal precedent or affecting the policies and actions of public officials. We provide direct legal representation to individuals and file amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs addressing civil liberties issues in cases initiated by others. Our legal work is pro bono: we never charge for our services.

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Doe v. Wilson

ACLU-SC Sues to Strike Down Law Requiring Gay Men to Register as Sex Offenders for Consensual Intimate Acts

December 22, 2021

Thomas v. Andino

On April 22, 2020, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of South Carolina, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a federal lawsuit over South Carolina

April 22, 2020 Voting Rights

White v. Shwedo

In the latest front in the nationwide fight against the criminalization of poverty, on October 31, 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of South Carolina, Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC, Southern Poverty Law Center, and South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center filed a fede

October 31, 2019

Bairefoot, et al., v. City of Beaufort, et al.

In 2017, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of South Carolina, and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough filed a class-action lawsuit challenging South Carolina municipal courts’ unconstitutional practices of denying lawyers to people who are sentenced to incarceration and can’t afford

October 9, 2019