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9 03, 2022

ACLU-TN Statement on “Obscenity” Bill’s Passage in House Criminal Justice Committee

2022-03-09T17:37:52-06:00 March 9th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Our statement on the bill targeting so-called “obscene” materials in public school libraries.

28 02, 2022

ACLU of Tennessee Files Open Records Request on Hillsdale College Charter School Partnership

2022-02-28T17:23:46-06:00 February 28th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We sent open records requests seeking info about the governor’s partnership with the private, out-of-state Christian institution Hillsdale College to establish a number of publicly funded charter schools in Tennessee.

10 02, 2022

ACLU-TN Files Open Records Request on McMinn County School Board’s Banning of “Maus”

2022-02-10T13:04:36-06:00 February 10th, 2022|Categories: Press Releases|

In an effort to defend academic freedom, we sent an open records request regarding the McMinn County Board of Education’s recent decision to remove “Maus.”

1 12, 2021

Civil Rights Groups Demand Shelby County End Discriminatory, Wealth-Based Bail Practices

2021-12-03T16:16:00-06:00 December 1st, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

We and our partners sent letter to Shelby County officials demanding that the county stop bail practices that violate the constitutional and statutory rights of people arrested in Shelby County.

4 11, 2021

Civil Rights Advocates Challenge Tennessee Law Banning Trans Students in School Sports

2021-11-09T14:14:01-06:00 November 4th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We and our partners filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Tennessee law excluding transgender youth from participating in school sports.

8 09, 2021

ACLU-TN Launches Campaign to Encourage Transparency and Accountability of DAs’ Offices

2021-09-08T13:27:24-05:00 September 8th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

Learn more about elected prosecutors' power to shape the criminal legal system and incarceration rates, and to advocate for district attorney transparency and accountability.

31 08, 2021

Court Ruling Keeps Decree in Place Requiring Shelby County Sheriff to Fix Dangerous Conditions at Jail

2021-08-31T15:47:04-05:00 August 31st, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal court ruled that a decree requiring the Shelby County sheriff to fix dangerous pandemic conditions at the jail must remain in place.

25 06, 2021

ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging New Tennessee Law Requiring Restroom Warning Signs

2021-06-25T12:59:21-05:00 June 25th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

We filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Tennessee law that would require businesses that allow transgender people to use the restroom that  matches their gender to post a government-prescribed warning sign.