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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’ [...]

2 09, 2015

Statewide Organizations Unite to Denounce Sheriffs’ Dangerous Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

2017-03-28T06:53:44+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ACLU-TN and its allies released a joint statement responding to alarming xenophobic and anti-Muslim comments from Tennessee elected officials and law enforcement.

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.

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 [...]

21 08, 2014

ACLU-TN Protects Student’s Right to Read the Bible at Cannon County Afterschool Program

2016-07-07T16:08:17+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

ACLU-TN sent a letter to the Cannon County REACH after-school program explaining students' constitutional right to read religious texts of their own volition during free-reading periods.

12 12, 2013

Catholic Diocese of Nashville v. Sebelius

2016-07-08T15:34:14+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

AMICUS BRIEF (Case No. 3:13-cv-01303 District Judge Todd J. Campbell Magistrate Judge E. Clifton Knowles) Appealed to Sixth Circuit (Mich. Catholic Conf. et al. v. Burwell et al, Nos. 13-2723/6640, [...]

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 [...]

16 11, 2009

Doe, et. al. v. Cheatham County Board of Education, et al.

2016-07-11T15:07:00+00:00 November 16th, 2009|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

(No. 3:09-cv-01099,U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Judge Robert Echols) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorneys: George Barrett and Doug Johnston, Barrett, Johnston & Parsley; Joseph Kelly and William Helou, [...]