As the leading civil rights organization in our state, the ACLU of South Dakota believes in keeping the public informed about the state of their civil liberties. The work we do at the legislature, in the courts, and in our communities is important, but there is no better defender of civil rights than a public that is informed and engaged.

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The Bill of Rights Simplified

Sometimes the jargon woven into our founding documents doesn't make much sense. So we simplified them for you.

June 14, 2021

The ‘ICE Kids’

For years, ICE has been holding teenagers in indefinite detention thousands of miles away from their families. And it won’t tell anyone why.

June 11, 2021 Free Speech