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23 02, 2021

ACLU-TN Statement on ETSU Men’s Basketball Team Taking a Knee and Lawmakers’ Response

2021-02-23T17:19:41-06:00 February 23rd, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

ACLU-TN reacts to ETSU men's basketball players taking a knee during the national anthem and state lawmakers' efforts to suppress free speech.

6 01, 2021

ACLU Urges Senators Blackburn and Hagerty and Congress to Certify, Uphold the Will of Voters

2021-01-06T13:09:38-06:00 January 6th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

The ACLU urges Senators Blackburn and Hagerty to count and confirm the Electoral College votes and uphold the will of voters.

20 11, 2020

Court Lets Part of Tennessee Abortion Ban Take Effect

2020-11-20T17:38:25-06:00 November 20th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A 6th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has let the part of Tennessee's abortion ban that prohibits abortion if sought for reasons related to Down syndrome, race or gender to take effect in Tennessee.

30 10, 2020

Civil Rights Groups Urge Governor Lee to Take Stand to Prevent Voter Intimidation

2020-10-30T14:26:52-05:00 October 30th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

In an effort to prevent voter intimidation, Tennessee organizations sent a letter to the governor urging him to guarantee the state’s protection of the voting process and Tennesseans’ safety during and following the election.

21 10, 2020

Groups Urge Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association to Protect Athletes’ Religious Freedom

2020-10-21T15:35:47-05:00 October 21st, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

We joined with the American Muslim Advisory Council to urge the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association to remove the requirement that student athletes get prior approval before wearing religious headgear.

30 09, 2020

Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Tennessee’s Medically Unsound “Abortion Reversal” Law

2020-09-30T08:05:26-05:00 September 30th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal judge temporarily blocked the law that requires doctors to lie to their patients about abortion.

21 09, 2020

Comment on Modification of Court Order Limiting Memphis Police Surveillance

2020-09-21T18:31:34-05:00 September 21st, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

A federal judge has issued modifications to a 1978 court order that prohibited the Memphis government from monitoring the constitutionally-protected political activities of residents.

15 09, 2020

Groups File Amended Lawsuit Demanding Relief for Horrid Conditions in Shelby County Jail

2020-09-15T15:15:54-05:00 September 15th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We joined with partners to file an amended lawsuit asking for immediate relief to protect people in the Shelby County Jail from widespread infection, serious injury and death from COVID-19. 

15 09, 2020

Court Order Requires Smith County School Officials to Stop Promoting Religion

2020-09-14T21:54:44-05:00 September 15th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

In a victory for religious freedom, a federal district court issued a permanent injunction late yesterday prohibiting the Smith County School System from unconstitutionally imposing religion on students.