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18 04, 2016

Arrests and Handcuffing of Schoolchildren in Rutherford County

2016-07-07T09:35:59+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

In April, Murfreesboro police arrested eleven children ages nine to twelve for allegedly witnessing an off-campus fight that had taken place several weeks earlier and not intervening. Four of the [...]

1 03, 2016

Evictions Based on Criminal Arrests

2017-03-28T06:53:44+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , |

In the spring of 2016, a local attorney reported to ACLU-TN that the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) had recently begun a practice of evicting public housing tenants when [...]

24 07, 2014

Tennessee v. Prabhakar

2017-03-28T06:53:47+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Case No. P8346-01, Tennessee Department of Safety, Nashville, Administrative Judge Michael Begley) Plaintiffs: Tennessee Department of Safety; Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Defendants: Aditi Prabhakar Aditi Prabhakar, a San Jose, California college [...]

10 05, 2012

Juana Villegas de la Paz v. Metro Nashville Government

2016-07-11T11:03:17+00:00 May 10th, 2012|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee at Nashville: No. 3:09-cv-219—William J. Haynes, Jr., District Judge; No. 11-6031, Sixth Circuit of Appeals, CLAY, GIBBONS, and [...]

19 10, 2011

Angel Enrique Nunez Escobar, et al. v. Lee Gaines, et al.

2017-03-28T06:53:49+00:00 October 19th, 2011|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(No. 3-11-0994, Judge Campbell, US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division) ACLU Attorneys: Thomas H. Castelli, ACLU-TN; Andre Segura, Lee Gelernt and Cecila D. Wang, ACLU Foundation [...]

1 03, 2011

Absence of Religious Expression Policies in Davidson County Sheriff’s Office

2017-03-28T06:53:49+00:00 March 1st, 2011|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In March 2011, ACLU-TN was contacted by a Muslim woman who was forced to remove her hijab, a religious headscarf, for a booking photo at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office [...]

25 02, 2008

Terrence Johnson et. al. v. Bredesen, et. al.

2016-07-11T15:59:25+00:00 February 25th, 2008|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , |

(No. 08-6377, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorney: Charles K. Grant, Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz ACLU Attorneys: Tricia Herzfeld, ACLU-TN; and Laughlin McDonald, Neil Bradley, and [...]