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31 10, 2017

ACLU-TN to Honor Journalist Dwight Lewis with Lifetime Achievement Award

2017-11-02T13:29:57+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN will honor Dwight Lewis with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s fundraiser, The Constitution Uncorked. ACLU-TN will also present the Benjamin S. Pressnell Bill of Rights Award to Cesar Bautista, Jazmin Ramirez and Zacnité Vargas, who have dedicated themselves to fighting for the rights of DACA recipients in Tennessee.

27 10, 2017

ACLU-TN Wins Defense of Woman Who Called Out White Supremacy

2017-10-27T14:36:01+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN has prevailed in an appeal on behalf of a Franklin County woman charged with defamation for calling someone who displayed a League of the South bumper sticker on his car a “white supremacist” on social media.

26 10, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on White Supremacist Rallies in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro

2017-10-27T16:25:52+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

The ACLU of Tennessee forcefully condemns racism, bigotry and hate in all forms, especially the ideology of white supremacists that continues to plague our nation, reflecting our country’s history of slavery and racial violence.

10 10, 2017

ACLU-TN Expands Litigation Capacity with Hire of Staff Attorney

2017-10-10T14:41:22+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN today sent a letter to the mayor and Board of Alderman of Portland, Tennessee, demanding that the city drop a proposed, unconstitutional ordinance that effectively bans drag shows.

15 09, 2017

ACLU of Tennessee Demands Portland City Council Drop Drag Show Ban

2017-09-15T16:42:29+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN today sent a letter to the mayor and Board of Alderman of Portland, Tennessee, demanding that the city drop a proposed, unconstitutional ordinance that effectively bans drag shows.

5 09, 2017

ACLU of Tennessee Statement on Termination of DACA

2017-09-05T12:10:35+00:00 September 5th, 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.

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.