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5 05, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on Passage of “LGBT Erasure” Legislation

2017-05-05T14:40:02+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2017 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam has signed SB 1085/HB 1111, a measure widely dubbed the “LGBT Erasure” bill, into law. [...]

5 05, 2017

Challenge to Tennessee Department of Corrections Hepatitis C Protocol Certified as a Class Action

2017-05-05T10:14:01+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

A federal judge has certified that a lawsuit challenging the Tennessee Department of Corrections’ systematic denial of treatment to inmates infected with Hepatitis C (HCV) can proceed as a class action.

4 05, 2017

ACLU-TN Urges Governor to Veto “LGBT Erasure” Legislation

2017-05-05T14:13:50+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2017 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee today sent a letter to Governor Bill Haslam urging him to veto [...]

3 04, 2017

ACLU Urges Department of Homeland Security to Reject Knox County Sheriff’s 287(g) Application

2017-04-03T15:06:05+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

The American Civil Liberties Union expressed its "deep concerns" regarding the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and other jurisdictions' applications to the 287(g) immigration enforcement program in a recent letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

23 03, 2017

Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction in Lawsuit Challenging Solitary Confinement of Youth

2017-05-05T10:17:29+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

A federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction in an American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee lawsuit challenging the use of solitary confinement for juveniles. The injunction prohibits the county from subjecting children in its detention facility to solitary confinement as punishment while the case proceeds.

22 03, 2017

Bill Restricting Transgender Students’ Access to Restrooms Halted in Committee

2017-05-05T10:18:19+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2017 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE — Today the bill that would have prohibited transgender students from accessing restrooms and other sex-segregated [...]

13 03, 2017

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

2017-05-05T10:19:05+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2017 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee General Assembly today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the federal [...]

2 03, 2017

ACLU of Tennessee Joins Lawsuit Challenging Memphis Police Spying on Political Groups

2017-06-05T14:54:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN joined a lawsuit challenging Memphis' creation of a list of people who require a police escort while visiting City Hall, contending that it violates the First Amendment and a 1978 ACLU-TN consent decree prohibiting the Memphis government from monitoring constitutionally-protected political activities.

14 02, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on Jocques Clemmons Shooting

2017-03-28T06:53:29+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2017 CONTACT ACLU-TN Communications, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee released the following statement from ACLU-TN executive director Hedy [...]

2 02, 2017

ACLU-TN Files Demand for Documents on Implementation of Trump’s Muslim Ban

2017-03-28T06:53:30+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

FOIA Filed As Part of Coordinated Campaign With 50 ACLU Affiliates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2017 CONTACT: ACLU-TN Communications, 615-320-7142 WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee [...]