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19 03, 2018

ACLU-TN Statement on Dismissal of State’s Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

2018-03-19T12:14:13+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state of Tennessee in an effort to block refugee resettlement in the state. ACLU-TN and the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition had voiced opposition to the legislation that enabled the legislature to file the lawsuit.

13 03, 2018

ACLU-TN Urges Schools to Protect Students’ First Amendment Rights During Planned Walkouts

2018-03-13T11:47:11+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

In anticipation of student-led school walkouts to protest gun violence this week, ACLU-TN has sent a letter to every school district in the state calling on school directors to ensure that students’ First Amendment rights are protected.

14 02, 2018

ACLU-TN’s February 28 Freedom Forum to Examine Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights & Activism

2018-02-20T17:03:09+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN will host a "Freedom Forum" in Johnson City on Wednesday, February 28 on criminal justice reform, voting rights and community activism. The forum will take place at the Johnson City Public Library.

14 02, 2018

ACLU-TN’s March 1 Freedom Forum to Examine Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights & Activism 

2018-02-20T17:03:36+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN will host a "Freedom Forum" in Knoxville on Thursday, March 1 on criminal justice reform, voting rights and community activism. The forum will take place at the Knox County Public Library.

13 02, 2018

ACLU-TN’s February 22 Freedom Forum to Examine Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights & Activism

2018-02-13T15:13:01+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN will host a "Freedom Forum" in Chattanooga on Thursday, February 22 on criminal justice reform, voting rights and community activism. The forum will take place at the Chattanooga Public Library.

24 01, 2018

ACLU of Tennessee Secures Return of Vet’s Car Seized Through Civil Asset Forfeiture

2018-01-24T14:59:53+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN has secured the return of a vehicle seized without cause from a disabled veteran by Mount Juliet police last September.

11 12, 2017

ACLU-TN Urges Lawmakers to Get Tough with CoreCivic

2017-12-11T11:41:08+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN today sent a letter to members of the state Senate and House government operations committees urging members to ensure that the Tennessee Department of Correction requires CoreCivic to meet contractual obligations or else ends its relationship with the private prison corporation.

21 11, 2017

ACLU of Tennessee Comment on Portland’s “Sexually-Oriented Businesses” Ordinance

2017-11-21T14:47:19+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

Last night, the Portland, Tennessee board of aldermen passed a revised version of an ordinance to regulate “sexually-oriented businesses.” The ordinance that passed is the latest revision in a series of ordinances that the board has proposed in response to popular drag shows presented over the past several months by Elite Productions at Envy Restaurant Bar & Grill.

15 11, 2017

ACLU of Tennessee Demands Portland Drop Second Ordinance Targeting Drag Shows

2017-11-15T14:55:16+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN sent a letter on November 15 to the mayor and board of aldermen of Portland, Tennessee, demanding that the city drop a second ordinance that effectively bans drag shows or risk litigation.

2 11, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on Tennessee’s Failing Grade in National Bail Report

2017-11-02T13:19:19+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN responds to the state of Tennessee earning an “F” in the Pretrial Justice Institute’s new report on the quality of pretrial justice systems nationwide.