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26 07, 2022

ACLU-TN Statement on Incident at Mt. Juliet Abortion Clinic

2022-07-26T15:50:53-05:00 July 26th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Protesters blocked the entrance to the carafem clinic in Mount Juliet, allegedly falsely claiming that clinic staff were violating Tennessee’s abortion laws and urging police to arrest them.

25 07, 2022

Parents and Community Members Urge Tennessee Court to Stop Rushed Voucher Rollout

2022-07-25T14:22:43-05:00 July 25th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

The plaintiffs in McEwen v. Lee, a pending 2020 lawsuit filed by Shelby and Davidson County residents that challenges the constitutionality of Tennessee’s Education Savings Account (ESA) voucher law, filed an urgent motion Friday asking the Davidson County Chancery Court to block the state from rolling out vouchers for the 2022-2023 school year.

24 06, 2022

Supreme Court Issues Devastating Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

2022-06-27T15:11:31-05:00 June 24th, 2022|Categories: Press Releases|

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a shameful ruling overturning Roe v. Wade — the landmark decision recognizing the constitutional right to abortion nearly 50 years ago.

18 05, 2022

Legal Organizations’ Statement on Tennessee Supreme Court’s Voucher Law Decision

2022-05-18T16:14:27-05:00 May 18th, 2022|Categories: Press Releases|

We and our partners will continue to challenge the state's voucher law, despite a Tennessee Supreme Court ruling that the law does not violate the Home Rule provision of the Tennessee Constitution.

17 05, 2022

Tennessee Anti-Trans Restroom Sign Law Struck Down

2022-05-17T13:50:20-05:00 May 17th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal judge today struck down a Tennessee law that required businesses and other entities that allow transgender people to use the public restroom that matches their gender to post a government-prescribed warning sign.

4 05, 2022

ACLU-TN Announces New Legal Director

2022-05-04T14:47:26-05:00 May 4th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Yarbrough will lead the organization’s legal work by building ACLU-TN’s impact litigation docket to advance ACLU-TN’s strategic priorities, supervising litigation teams, collaborating with state and national partners, responding to threats against civil liberties, and more.

27 04, 2022

ACLU-TN Urges Governor to Veto “Truth-In-Sentencing” Bill

2022-04-27T16:28:22-05:00 April 27th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We urged Governor Lee to veto the “truth-in-sentencing" bill that would require certain offenders to serve all or nearly all of their sentences without the opportunity to earn credit for good behavior or program participation.