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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:

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 [...]