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Denny v. Niobrara Public Schools

A reminder to local teachers and administrators: students have rights.

We’re representing Lorenzo Denny, a student who was assaulted by a teacher while he was at a dance at Niobrara High School.

September 20, 2020

Vindicating Elise Poole's Constitutional Rights

As young people engaged in peaceful protest in support of Black lives and against police brutality, law enforcement officers in Lincoln met those calls with a militarized response and brutal police practices.

June 30, 2020

Waters v. Ricketts

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Nebraska and the law firm of Koenig | Dunne have filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of seven couples who seek state recognition of their marriages or who seek the freedom to marry in Nebraska.

November 11, 2014 LGBT Rights