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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.

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29 02, 2016

United States v. Houston

2016-07-06T15:39:54+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , |

(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 [...]

12 10, 2015

Ed Snowden’s Attorney to Speak in Nashville Oct. 17

2017-03-28T06:53:44+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Categories: Events, Press Releases|

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 [...]

29 01, 2015

Know Your Rights: What to Do If Questioned by Police, FBI or Immigration Agents

2017-03-28T06:53:45+00:00 January 29th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Publications|

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, [...]