Because Freedom Can’t Protect Itself 2021-04-01T13:48:50-05:00

Tennessee Capitol ACLU-TN Statement on Signing of Bill Excluding Transgender Student Athletes ACLU-TN comment on Governor Lee signing bill that excludes transgender student athletes read more March 30: 2021 Virtual Lobby Day Join us on Tuesday, March 30 for our first-ever virtual lobby day! read more torch web Tennessee’s Medically Unsound ‘Abortion Reversal’ Law Remains Blocked By Federal Courts A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking a state law that would have forced doctors to provide false and misleading... read more Statue of Liberty Torch ACLU-TN Statement on ETSU Men’s Basketball Team Taking a Knee and Lawmakers’ Response ACLU-TN reacts to ETSU men's basketball players taking a knee during the national anthem and state lawmakers' efforts to suppress free speech. read more Statue of Liberty Torch The Vigil (Fall/Winter 2020) In this issue: "Protecting Incarcerated People During a Pandemic," "Protecting Free, Fair and Safe Elections in 2020," "Reimagining the Role of Law... read more

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904, 2021

Advocates Reach Agreement with Shelby County Sheriff to Fix Dangerous Pandemic Jail Conditions

A federal judge has approved an agreement reached between local and national civil rights advocates and the Shelby County sheriff to improve jail conditions to protect people from COVID-19.

904, 2021

ACLU-TN Launches Campaign to Shine a Light on Money Bail Practices in Rural Tennessee Counties

Funded by a grant from the Vera Institute of Justice, the campaign unfolds the story of money bail's devastating impact on rural communities in Tennessee, as told by the community members themselves.