SIOUX FALLS, SD – The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota is thrilled to announce the addition of a full-time staff attorney to the team, Andrew Malone.
As the staff attorney, Malone will assist the legal director with the ACLU of South Dakota’s litigation and related advocacy work. The ACLU of South Dakota’s legal department works on a wide range of civil rights and civil liberties cases in federal and state courts. They also support the legislative, advocacy, and communications work of the team.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Andrew became interested in advocating for civil liberties while pursuing his undergraduate degree in political science from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He attended law school at the University of Alabama School of Law where he sought to better understand the complexities of our country’s political and legal landscape. After graduating with honors, Andrew spent two years clerking for the Honorable Joan G. Margolis in the United States District Court of Connecticut. During his time with the court, Andrew took a special interest in cases stemming from denied claims of disability benefits and tried to help these vulnerable citizens receive the due process they deserved.
Andrew is thrilled to join the ACLU and to be able to explore the great state of South Dakota.
The South Dakota National Chapter of the ACLU is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection, and privacy are fundamental to a free people. In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women, and the LGBT communities. The ACLU of South Dakota carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for people of South Dakota.