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23 08, 2017

ACLU-TN’s August 29 Freedom Forum to Examine Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights & Activism

2017-08-23T11:03:13+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN, affiliates in nine other states, and the national ACLU filed open records requests today demanding copies of any communications between state and federal officials, including the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General, regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

7 08, 2017

ACLU-TN Demands Communications Between Tennessee AG and Trump Administration on DACA

2017-08-07T11:57:30+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN, affiliates in nine other states, and the national ACLU filed open records requests today demanding copies of any communications between state and federal officials, including the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General, regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

27 07, 2017

White County Judge Rescinds Order Coercing Sterilization and Birth Control

2017-07-27T16:17:20+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

A judge in White County, Tennessee has rescinded his standing order offering a 30-day reduction in jail time to male inmates who get vasectomies and female inmates who get a Nexplanon implant in their arms.

26 07, 2017

ACLU and Planned Parenthood Join Lawsuit Challenging Abortion Restrictions in Tennessee

2017-07-27T12:50:56+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN, representing the Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health, and our partners today filed papers seeking to join a federal lawsuit challenging a state law that forces a woman to delay care by at least 48 hours and make an additional, medically unnecessary visit to a physician before she is able to end her pregnancy safely and legally.

19 07, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on White County Inmate Sterilization and Birth Control Program

2017-07-20T15:49:38+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

A judge in White County, Tennessee has issued a standing order offering a 30-day reduction in jail time to male inmates who get vasectomies and female inmates who get a Nexplanon implant in their arms.

5 06, 2017

ACLU-TN and Civil Rights Corps File Friend of the Court Brief Supporting Bail Reform

2017-06-05T14:53:21+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU filed a motion for leave to file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of bail reform in the Tennessee Supreme Court case of Delchon Weatherspoon, who is currently confined in a Shelby County jail cell.

2 06, 2017

Tennessee Groups Take Legal Action Against Efforts to Block Refugee Resettlement

2017-06-02T15:27:18+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU is taking legal action against the state legislature’s efforts to block refugee resettlement on behalf of local groups serving Tennessee refugees.

11 05, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on DA Decision Not to File Charges in Jocques Clemmons Killing

2017-05-11T16:51:12+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

District Attorney General Glenn Funk today announced that he will not file charges against the police officer who killed Jocques Clemmons. Hedy Weinberg, ACLU of Tennessee executive director, released the following statement in response: