Justice

"With liberty and justice for all." Children learn this phrase from the Pledge of Allegiance at a young age. But what does it mean to have justice for all? It is a bold statement of equality and fairness for all people. A just system strives to prevent exclusion and unfair bias. This is at the heart of the ACLU of Indiana's mission.

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures, without probable cause and without a Warrant. The Fourteenth Amendment, which states that "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States...." applies these protections in the states.

Click here to learn more about the ACLU's work in medical and genetic privacy at the national level and in other states.

In addition to our work to protect constitutional rights, the ACLU of Indiana brings cases involving civil rights laws that protect people with disabilities and those who receive Medicaid or other state and federal benefits.

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures, without probable cause and without a Warrant. The Fourteenth Amendment, which states that "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States...." applies these protections in the states.

Click here to learn more about the ACLU's work in police practices at the national level and in other states.

The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution  provides for equal application of the laws, prohibiting states from denying any person the equal protection of its laws.

Click here to learn more about the ACLU's work to protect voting rights at the national level and in other states.

The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the federal government from imposing cruel and unusual punishments in prisons and jails. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause also applies to the states.

Click here to learn more about the ACLU's work to protect the rights of prisoners at the national level and in other states.

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