Judicial System

Jackson County Courthouse, KCMO

The Constitutional rights and protections that have come to define the United States of America at home and all over the world are being tested as never before.

As we have recently seen, as Trump’s executive orders continue to push Constitutional boundaries, our Federal and State legal system, and ultimately our Supreme Court, will be the last line of defense against an over reaching Executive Office.

In short, our legal system is the only American entity with the power to defend our Constitution and those rights and protections that define our representative democracy as our founders designed it.

The organizations on this page are dedicated to defending our Constitutional rights and protections.

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Local Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – free legal representation to persons within the United States on Constitutional issues

The Anti-Defamation League of Missouri and Southern Illinois – imagining a world without hate

Catholic Charities – helps with completion of legal forms

Human Rights Campaign – the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization

Legal Aid of Western Missouri – free legal representation

Midwest Innocence Project – investigation, litigation, and exoneration of the wrongfully convicted

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) – protects and promotes a Plaintiff’s ability to recover in the civil justice system

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) -working to eliminate race-based discrimition with branches in KCMO and KCK

United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City  (UNA) –promotes global cooperation to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges that no single country can resolve alone

The United States Commission on Civil Rights – informs the development of national civil rights policy and enhances enforcement of federal civil rights laws. Citizen commission volunteers from each state assist with fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions.

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