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ProBLAC v. City of Omaha

During 2020’s historic protests, Omaha Police met peaceful protesters with militarized force and made mass arrests to enforce minor misdemeanor charges. 

May 7, 2021

Jane Roe v. Folts-Oberle et. al.

When state officials at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women denied a woman her constitutional right to access abortion care, we stepped in.

May 7, 2021

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