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.
State Fusion Center Tracks ACLU of Tennessee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2010 CONTACT: Hedy Weinberg, ACLU-TN Executive Director, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee [...]
(Case No 3:10-0793, U.S. District Court, Western District, Memphis, Judge Anderson) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorney: Edmund J. Schmidt III, Law Offices of Eddie Schmidt Plaintiffs: Richard Jones Defendants: Phil Bredesen, Governor [...]
FBI’s Power To Track And Map “Behaviors” And “Lifestyle Characteristics” Of American Communities Raises Alarm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2010 CONTACT: Hedy Weinberg, Executive Director, ACLU of Tennessee, (615) [...]
(No. 3:09-cv-00446, U.S. District Court Middle District Tennessee, Judge William J. Haynes) Plaintiffs: Keila Franks, by and through her next friend and mother Pamela Auble; Bryanna Shelton, by and through [...]
ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorneys: Gerald Gulley and Chris Oldham of Gulley and Oldham David Higgins’ daughter, a Roane County student, was subjected to eight “random” drug tests without cause over the [...]