Our Constitution and democratic system require that the government be transparent and accountable to the people—but not that people’s lives be an open book to the government. ACLU has been at the forefront of challenging the government’s secret surveillance, watchlists and unchecked information-sharing; its violations of our rights to privacy, free speech, due process and association; and its stigmatization of minority communities and activists disproportionately targeted by surveillance. ACLU-TN also supports open government, including access to information. Open government is a cornerstone of democracy that enables advocates, activists and the press to monitor government performance and expose corruption. Without transparency in government activities, the American people are vulnerable to deception and abuse by our leaders.
Demand transparency from President Trump The public has a right to know if Trump has conflicts of interest that affect our government and our national security. ACLU has taken [...]
Take the People’s Oath Donald Trump was just sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. We don’t know what the first act of his presidency will [...]
(3:13-cr-00009, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals) Amicus Curiae Parties: ACLU-TN, ACLU, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Libertarian [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2015 CONTACT Lindsay Kee, communications director, 615-320-7142 Nashville – Ben Wizner, director of the national ACLU Project on Speech, Privacy and Technology and lawyer to [...]
ACLU-TN was a constant presence at the state capitol during the Tennessee General Assembly's 109th session, working to advance legislation that expands or protects our civil liberties and fighting against bills [...]
Available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Farsi, and Somali Being well versed in your rights never feels more important than when you’re being questioned by a police officer, [...]