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8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Victims’ Rights Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:19:06+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Only the government - not crime victims - may press charges and prosecute crimes. However, crime victims have a right to sue the alleged criminal in a civil action for [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Military, Draft Registration and Veteran Rights Resource Sheet

2017-03-28T06:53:41+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Most military law matters are not civil liberties issues. ACLU does not generally handle cases involving military law proceedings such as court-martial. Service members charged with acts such as going [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Resource Sheet

2017-03-28T06:53:41+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU has been fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people since 1936, when it brought its first gay rights case. Our goal is an America where [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Resource Sheet for People Living with HIV/AIDS

2016-07-06T12:23:08+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Almost 30 years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS persists. Basic misinformation—about HIV/AIDS, how it is transmitted, and what it means to live with it—is at [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Criminal Defendants Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:26:10+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Although many aspects of criminal law involve civil liberties issues, including the guarantee of rights to criminal suspects and the limitation of police powers provided by the Fourth, Fifth, and [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Freedom of Speech, Expression and Association Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:27:16+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

The rights of free speech are guaranteed to us by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by Article I, Section 19 of the Tennessee State Constitution. These [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Prisoners’ Rights Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:29:57+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN knows that prisoners in county jails and state prisons have great difficulty getting help. Unfortunately, our resources and staff are quite limited and we receive hundreds of valid complaints [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Poverty and Welfare Rights Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:41:02+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU does not represent individuals who are applying for, or appealing a denial of, government benefits (Temporary Assistance to Needy Children/TANF, General Assistance/GA, Food Stamps, Medicare, TennCare, Social Security, and [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Police Brutality and Misconduct Resource Sheet

2017-03-28T06:53:41+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN does not provide criminal defense, except in extremely rare circumstances. If you have been charged with a crime, your defense attorney is the best person to answer questions about [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Open Records Resource Sheet

2017-03-28T06:53:41+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Under the Tennessee open records law, a Tennessee citizen may personally inspect all state, county and municipal records, and all records maintained by the Tennessee Performing Arts Center management corporation [...]