The Legal Program handles cases that involve infringements upon constitutional rights and civil liberties. We represent individuals or classes of individuals whose cases will either serve to create new precedent or will result in general system-wide reform in favor of protecting and defending civil liberties.

In other situations, we may not file a lawsuit, but may write letters calling for changes or reforms.

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Marquez v. State of Montana

Amelia Marquez, a transgender woman, and John Doe a transgender man filed a lawsuit challenging a new law that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to correct the sex designation on their birth certificates.

July 16, 2021 LGBTQ Rights

Blackfeet Nation v. Stapleton

Pondera County, located in the southern half of the Blackfeet Nation, refused to offer a satellite in-person voting site on the reservation. The County offered in person only voting between 60 to 80 miles away for Blackfeet Nation residents in the county seat of Conrad, Montana.

October 14, 2020 Voting Rights Indigenous Justice

Montana v. Morris

Ryan Morris and Troy Nelson falsely claimed in front of Cascade County District Judge Greg Pinski that they were Veterans.

October 6, 2020 Free Speech