About this Organization
Since its founding in 1920, the ACLU has known that liberty must be defended over and over again. That’s why ACLU attorneys stand before the Supreme Court more often than anyone else except the federal government itself. And for every case we bring before the Supreme Court, the ACLU brings hundreds more nationwide to lower courts and school boards.
The ACLU is an unwavering voice of liberty in courtrooms, legislatures and public squares, willing to take on clients, causes and cases that advance our basic rights, without regard to popular whim or the current political climate, and paying particular attention to the rights of those people who have historically been disenfranchised.