Aug 25, 2022
Shelby County Reforms Bail System
County Commission, Judges Create One of the Fairest Bail Systems in the Nation
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Aug 04, 2022
ACLU Statement on DOJ Charges of Police in the Killing of Breonna Taylor
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland announced today that the Justice Department has charged four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department officers with fed...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Jul 29, 2022
Civil Rights, Racial Justice, and Gun Violence Prevention Orgs Urge Congress to Decouple Police Funding Bills from Assault Weapons Ban and Community Safety Investment Bills
WASHINGTON — As organizations that have spent years fighting for civil rights, racial justice, and the genuine safety that all of our communities deserve, we stand together to op...
Jul 21, 2022
ACLU Statement on Biden’s “Safer America Plan”
WASHINGTON — Today President Biden announced a plan to fund programs intended to make America “safer.” The president’s plan proposes investments in two competing approaches...
Jul 21, 2022
ACLU Comment on Senate Introduction of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act
WASHINGTON — In response to Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Sens. Booker and Wyden today introducing the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, Aamra Ahmad, senior polic...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Jun 23, 2022
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Decision in Vega v. Tekoh
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled in Vega v. Tekoh today that a person cannot sue a police officer under federal civil rights laws for violating their Fifth Amendment right ag...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Court case: Vega v. Tekoh
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