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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.

25 04, 2020

Appellate Court Allows Abortion Services to Continue in Tennessee During Pandemic

2020-04-25T00:06:48-05:00 April 25th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision allowing abortion clinics in Tennessee to continue providing time-sensitive abortion procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

22 04, 2020

Data Model Shows National COVID-19 Death Toll 100,000 Higher Than Current Projections

2020-04-22T11:54:25-05:00 April 22nd, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

New data model shows that, nationwide, COVID-19 could claim the lives of approximately 100,000 more people than current projections predict if jail populations are not dramatically and immediately reduced.

6 04, 2020

Plaintiffs Ask Tennessee Court to Halt Unconstitutional Voucher Program

2020-04-06T18:28:26-05:00 April 6th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Shelby and Davidson county parents and community members have filed a preliminary injunction to stop Tennessee's unconstitutional voucher program.

2 04, 2020

Tennessee Removes Anti-Voter Registration Provisions Following Federal Legal Challenge

2020-04-02T15:12:53-05:00 April 2nd, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal court has blocked Tennessee's new voter suppression law while our lawsuit proceeds.

18 03, 2020

Federal Court Blocks Court Rule that Unfairly Keeps Poor People in Jail

2020-03-20T17:31:39-05:00 March 18th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Davidson County court rule that allowed cash bonds to be garnished to pay court fines and fees.

2 03, 2020

Parents Sue Tennessee To Block Unconstitutional Voucher Law

2020-04-06T18:35:19-05:00 March 2nd, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We and our partners filed a lawsuit challenging the Tennessee Education Savings Account (ESA) voucher law as an unconstitutional diversion of public education funding to private schools.