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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

23 09, 2013

Postcards Only at the Rutherford County Jail

2016-07-08T15:42:01+00:00 September 23rd, 2013|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , |

In September 2013, ACLU-TN received several letters from inmates at the Rutherford County Jail and their relatives concerning a new postcard-only policy that limited inmates’ ability to receive any letters [...]

1 03, 2012

Haywood High School Principal Proselytizes, Makes Anti-LGBT Remarks

2016-07-11T11:26:51+00:00 March 1st, 2012|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cooperating Attorneys: Amanda C. Goad, Staff Attorney for ACLU LGBT Project ; Heather L. Weaver, Staff Attorney for ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief; Galen Sherwin, Staff Attorney [...]

31 10, 2011

Occupy Nashville, et al v. Haslam, et al

2017-03-28T06:53:49+00:00 October 31st, 2011|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Case No. 3:11-cv-01037, U.S. District Court, Middle District, Nashville, Judge Trauger) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorneys: Tricia Herzfeld of Ozment Law; David Briley of Bone McAllester Norton; Patrick G. Frogge, of Bell [...]

29 06, 2011

The Contributor, et. al., v. City of Brentwood

2017-03-28T06:53:49+00:00 June 29th, 2011|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(Case No. 3:11-cv-00624, U.S. District Court, Middle District, Nashville, Judge Campbell) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorney: Irwin Venick, of Dobbins, Venick, Kuhn & Byassee Plaintiffs: The Contributor, Calvin Hart, Andrew Harrington Defendants: [...]

15 06, 2011

Williams v. City of Sevierville

2017-03-28T06:53:49+00:00 June 15th, 2011|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

(Case No. 3:11-cv-00270, U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Knoxville, Judge Varlan) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorney: Timothy A. Housholder, of Gilreath & Associates, Plaintiffs: Rose Williams Defendants: City of Sevierville In the [...]

14 06, 2011

Labor Blogger and Activist Threatened, Free Speech Rights Violated

2017-03-28T06:53:49+00:00 June 14th, 2011|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorney: Bruce Kramer The author of the blog Tennessee Labor Coverage had been covering attempts to dissolve the collective bargaining rights of Memphis sanitation workers and to privatize [...]