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 [...]
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’ [...]
Religious freedom in public schools is protected by federal and state law. This guide explains students' religious freedom rights in public schools.
Religious freedom in the workplace is protected by federal and state law. This guide explains employees’ rights in the workplace.
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 [...]
Tell politicians that the government has no business promoting one religion over others.
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 [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]