A settlement in our case means Native American voters in Wolf Point will have the representation they are due under the federal Voting Rights Act. Old districts violated the Voting Rights Act by defying the principle of one person, and diluting the political power of the Native American community. Now every person’s vote will count equally.
ACLU report reveals Montana county jails provide inadequate medical treatment to pregnant prisoners, and continue to engage in universally rejected practices such as shackling during labor and delivery. We offer our recommendations on how to ensure pregnant prisoners’ constitutional rights are upheld and they get the care they need.
Following the Supreme Court declining to hear marriage cases and letting circuit court decisions in favor of marriage equality stand, and the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho are unconstitutional, the ACLU filed a motion for summary judgment on behalf of four same-sex Montana couples. We are looking forward to victory.