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27 01, 2016

Protecting Haywood County Inmates Right to Read

2017-03-28T06:53:44+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , |

In late December 2014, ACLU-TN was contacted by the father of a Haywood County jail inmate who told us that inmates were being denied the right to read any books [...]

3 09, 2015

ACLU-TN Calls for Sheriffs’ Association To Oppose Profiling

2016-07-07T09:57:34+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2015 CONTACT Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee sent a letter to the Tennessee Sheriffs’ [...]

9 07, 2015

Religious Freedom in Public Schools

2016-07-07T11:41:03+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , |

Religious freedom in public schools is protected by federal and state law. This guide explains students' religious freedom rights in public schools.

9 07, 2015

Religious Freedom in the Workplace

2016-07-07T11:40:55+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|Tags: , , , , |

Religious freedom in the workplace is protected by federal and state law. This guide explains employees’ rights in the workplace.

23 04, 2015

Protecting the Free Speech of Williamson County Educators

2017-03-28T06:53:45+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , |

In September 2014, several Hillsboro School educators met after school hours and off of school grounds to discuss the school board, its actions and statements, and the then recent school [...]

10 03, 2015

Protecting Student from Choosing Between Religion and Scholarship

2017-03-28T06:53:45+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When a Washington County high school student was told that attending a religious worship service would jeopardize his chance to apply for a Tennessee Promise scholarship, ACLU-TN stepped in to [...]

27 10, 2014

Free Speech, Social Media and Williamson County Schools

2017-03-28T06:53:45+00:00 October 27th, 2014|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

In September 2014, ACLU-TN joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to oppose a Williamson County Board of Education (WCBE) policy that regulates off-campus speech on social media and allows [...]

9 10, 2014

Abramson et. al. v. Dreyzehner et. al.

2016-07-21T13:56:57+00:00 October 9th, 2014|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

(No. 3:14-cv-1959, Jude Haynes/Bryant, United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorneys: Carolyn W. Schott and Amy R. Mohan, Sherrard & Roe, PLC [...]

1 10, 2014

Smith v. Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners

2017-03-28T06:53:47+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Case No. 13-5957 (U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Knoxville, Judge Phillips) Plaintiff: Steve B. Smith Plaintiff-Appellees: David Kucera; Vickie F. Fogerty After a budget shortfall, the Jefferson County school board [...]