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11 06, 2020

Court Rules State in Violation of Order Requiring Absentee Ballots for All Eligible Voters in 2020

2020-06-11T15:50:49-05:00 June 11th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A Tennessee judge has ordered the state to comply with a June 4 ruling that required it to make absentee voting available to every eligible voter for all elections in 2020 due to COVID-19.

11 06, 2020

Federal Court Certifies Classes in Shelby County Jail Lawsuit

2020-06-11T12:26:49-05:00 June 11th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal judge certified the classes in the lawsuit seeking the emergency release of medically vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, detained at the Shelby County jail.

4 06, 2020

Court Rules Tennessee Must Provide Absentee Ballots to Every Eligible Voter For All Elections in 2020 Due to COVID-19

2020-06-04T20:30:53-05:00 June 4th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

In a victory for voting rights, a court has ruled Tennessee must make absentee voting available to every eligible voter for all elections in 2020.

20 05, 2020

Groups File Lawsuit Against Shelby County Jail Seeking Release of Those Most At Risk of COVID

2020-06-23T18:53:40-05:00 May 20th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We and our partners filed a lawsuit to protect medically vulnerable people at the Shelby County Jail who are at high risk of severe injury or death from COVID-19.

15 05, 2020

ACLU Files Lawsuit to Block Requirement That Puts Voters at Risk During COVID-19

2020-05-15T16:38:36-05:00 May 15th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

The ACLU, ACLU-TN and Dechert LLP filed a lawsuit today seeking to make absentee voting available to all eligible Tennessee voters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

7 05, 2020

Judge Denies Defendants’ Request to Continue Implementing Unconstitutional Voucher Program

2020-05-07T17:42:40-05:00 May 7th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A judge has denied the state's request to continue implementing its unconstitutional voucher program.

1 05, 2020

Federal Court Strikes Down Local Tennessee Anti-Abortion Ordinance in ACLU Case

2020-05-01T20:32:44-05:00 May 1st, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

A federal court issued an order preliminarily blocking a zoning ordinance passed by the city of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee that bans the provision of procedural abortion care within the city limits.

29 04, 2020

Tennessee Court to Hear Argument in Lawsuits Challenging Voucher Program

2020-04-29T09:29:07-05:00 April 29th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Shelby and Davidson county parents and community members argue in court to stop Tennessee's unconstitutional voucher program.