The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courtrooms, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarentees everyone in this country. 

Criminal Justice Reform

Our criminal justice system is put in place to keep communities safe and treat people farily, regardless of the color of their skin or the size of their bank account.

First Amendment

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, noted that if the American people stopped being actively engaged with their governments, then Congress, state legislatures, judges, and governors “shall all become wolves”.

Immigrants' Rights

The constitutional protections of due process and equal protection apply to everyone in the United States- including non-citizens- even those not here lawfully.

LGBT Equality

The United States' Constitution protects all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The ACLU of Idaho works statewide to ensure rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community members are protected.

Prisoners' Rights

The ACLU of Idaho closely monitors conditions in Idaho's county jails and state prisons run by the Idaho Department of Corrections.

Public Defense

The ACLU of Idaho believes that all criminal defendants have the constitutional right to effective representation of counsel. Both the federal and Idaho state constitution make the promise to adequate legal representation, which applies to all, regardless of income or social status.

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