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8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Police Brutality and Misconduct Resource Sheet

2017-03-28T06:53:41-05:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN does not provide criminal defense, except in extremely rare circumstances. If you have been charged with a crime, your defense attorney is the best person to answer questions about [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Open Records Resource Sheet

2017-03-28T06:53:41-05:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Under the Tennessee open records law, a Tennessee citizen may personally inspect all state, county and municipal records, and all records maintained by the Tennessee Performing Arts Center management corporation [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Consumer Affairs Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:54:27-05:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Although Tennessee laws offer significant protection for consumers, consumer problems rarely raise civil liberties issues. Therefore, the ACLU will rarely consider handling a consumer affairs case. ACLU-TN's Consumer Affairs Resource [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Disability Issues Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:55:01-05:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN's Disability Issues Resource Sheet reviews the The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which provides Americans who have physical or mental disabilities with federal civil rights protection against discrimination, as [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Employee Rights Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:56:15-05:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Employment in the private sector is not regulated by Bill of Rights, which authorizes and limits only actions of government. However, private employees have certain rights as set out by [...]

6 06, 2016

Child Welfare Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:58:28-05:00 June 6th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN generally does not become involved in divorce cases, child support or in child custody disputes between parents stemming from divorce cases. However, our Child Welfare Resource Sheet provides statewide [...]

6 06, 2016

Attorney and Judge Complaints Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:59:08-05:00 June 6th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN does not usually handle attorney or judge complaints. Our Attorney and Judge Complaint Resource Sheet will explain the process for submitting a complaint if you feel your attorney or [...]

6 06, 2016

Attorney Referral Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:59:55-05:00 June 6th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN is not a referral agency and cannot give specific attorney referrals. However, the bar associations listed in our Attorney Referral Resource Sheet have lawyer referral services that people can [...]

25 05, 2016

ACLU-TN’s LGBT Youth Resource Center

2017-03-28T06:53:42-05:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

We believe that LGBTQ youth should have the freedom to be open (or not) about their identity and ideas in schools and government facilities. The ACLU of Tennessee strives to [...]

25 05, 2016

ACLU-TN’s “Let People Vote” Voting Rights Resource Center

2017-03-28T06:53:42-05:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Campaigns, Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources|

ACLU-TN's “Let People Vote” campaign is designed to empower voters with an understanding of their voting rights and tools for handling any problems they may encounter at the polls. Available [...]