Alabama

"Estamos Unidos" …Against Discrimination and Anti-Immigrant Laws

"Estamos Unidos" …Against Discrimination and Anti-Immigrant Laws

By Lucia Hermo at 1:29pm
As I stepped off the plane from JFK to Oakland, I admit that I was a bit scared. Normally sitting behind a desk, I was about to embark on a ten-day journey across the United States, sharing a van with eight people I had yet to meet, trying to rally people against the wave of discriminatory “show me your papers” laws in the very states that have adopted them. I was in unfamiliar territory.
Hello, Alabama? Can You Hear Us Now?

Hello, Alabama? Can You Hear Us Now?

By Elissa Berger, Advocacy and Policy Counsel, ACLU at 1:58pm

On the front lines of the war on women, the people of Alabama have a battle cry: Enough is Enough.

ACLU Joins in Briefing Members of Congress on the Implications of Arizona v. U.S.

ACLU Joins in Briefing Members of Congress on the Implications of Arizona v. U.S.

By Laura W. Murphy, Director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 5:19pm

Today we let federal lawmakers know that Arizona’s racial profiling law, S.B. 1070, is about much more than just the state of Arizona and its immigrants. It’s about how we see ourselves as a nation.

Throwaway Kids?

Throwaway Kids?

By Tanya Greene, Advocacy and Policy Counsel, ACLU at 1:41pm

Next week the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in two historic cases. Incredibly, the cases — from Alabama, Miller v. Alabama, and Arkansas, Jackson v. Hobbs — concern the practice, unique to the United States, of imprisoning…

Alabama Under Siege: The Human Costs of H.B. 56

Alabama Under Siege: The Human Costs of H.B. 56

By Justin Cox, Immigrants' Rights Project at 4:17pm

Alabama's immigrant and Latino communities remain in a state of terror five months after some provisions of the law went into effect.

Help Wanted: Farmers' Plight Proves Alabama's H.B. 56 Was Never About Creating Jobs

Help Wanted: Farmers' Plight Proves Alabama's H.B. 56 Was Never About Creating Jobs

By Sandhya Bathija, Washington Legislative Office at 3:17pm

Since Alabama’s draconian racial profiling law went into effect, farmers have been crying out for help.

New Chance for Justice in Alabama

By Rachel Myers, ACLU at 10:00am

This week we got the welcome news that the state of Alabama will not appeal a ruling ordering a new trial for ACLU client Montez Spradley, who was sentenced to death despite inadequate and very weak evidence, after his trial judge rejected the jury’s…

Core Civil Liberties Threatened in State Legislatures: Three Trends to Watch

State legislatures are ground zero in the fight for civil liberties. Although they may not attract as much attention as debates in Congress or arguments in the Supreme Court, they are the source of unprecedented assaults on our most fundamental…

ACLU and DOJ Argue Alabama Immigration Law Is Unconstitutional

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 11:10am

The ACLU was in a packed federal district court in Birmingham Wednesday arguing, with the U.S. Department of Justice and the bishops of the Episcopal, Catholic and Methodist churches, that Alabama's new anti-immigrant law, House Bill 56, should…

Judges Still Free to Ignore Juries in Alabama

Judges Still Free to Ignore Juries in Alabama

By Anna Arceneaux, Staff Attorney, ACLU Capital Punishment Project at 11:46am

Picture a death row trial in Alabama. The twelve jury members have spent days, maybe even weeks, listening to testimony and evidence about the crime, the defendant, and his life. They are sent back to a room to make the difficult decision whether the…

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