The extent to which we protect the constitutional rights of young people strongly influences how much they respect and understand those rights as adults. As the Supreme Court noted in an early student rights case, “That [schools] are educating the young for citizenship is reason for scrupulous protection of Constitutional freedoms of the individual, if we are not to strangle the free mind at its source and teach youth to discount important principles of our government as mere platitudes.” The ACLU works to educate young people about their rights and safeguard those rights in public schools and other settings.
Huisha-Huisha v. Gaynor – Defending Due Process Rights for Children Seeking Refuge in U.S. During COVID-19 PandemicJanuary 15, 2021
Texas Civil Rights Project v. Wolf -- Defending due process rights for children seeking refuge in U.S. during COVID19 pandemicJuly 24, 2020
J.B.B.C v. Wolf – Defending Due Process Rights for Children Seeking Refuge in the U.S. During COVID-19 PandemicJuly 13, 2020
G.Y.J.P. v. Wolf -- defending due process rights for children seeking refuge in U.S. during COVID19 pandemicJune 9, 2020
D.C. Public Schools Student Technology Responsible Use AgreementMay 11, 2020
ACLU-DC v. Department of Justice - FOIA Re: Shackling Of Detainees In Court AppearancesAugust 16, 2018