In response, the American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue state officials. Last year, more than 900 newborns were dependent on drugs in Tennessee.
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State lawmakers want police to be able to use drones, but only in ways they specifically authorize. Some of the first proposed rules governing unmanned aircraft in Tennessee are cruising through the legislature.
Of the more than 600-thousand votes cast in Tennessee’s primary elections last week, 277 were from provisional ballots because voters didn’t have a valid photo I.D.
Groups like the ACLU have been urging Governor Bill Haslam to veto a proposed law regarding how sex-ed is taught in Tennessee. The administration is reviewing the language.
A controversy over “Prayer at the Flagpole” in Cheatham County has surfaced two years later in the General Assembly. A state representative is trying to overturn a school board decision that restricts teacher participation.
The fight over whether Occupy Nashville protestors can continue to demonstrate at Legislative Plaza has moved to court.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Brentwood over sales of the homeless newspaper, The Contributor. Earlier this year, the city fined eight of the Contributor’s vendors for selling the paper on city sidewalks.
A proposed state law calling for local police to deal with illegal immigrants has been put off until next year by its Senate sponsor.
A measure to bar educational programs that recognize any sexual orientation but heterosexual was side-tracked for a second year today. The state Board of Education will study the issue, again.
The threat of a federal lawsuit was enough to get Wilson County Schools to stop allowing the distribution of Bibles on school property. An agreement reached with the ACLU of Tennessee was released Tuesday.
The city of Clarksville is bowing to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union and posting a disclaimer at its annual Christmas event that includes a nativity.
The American Civil Liberties Union claims changes being made to the 287(g)program reinforce problems rather than root them out.
A company that provides Internet filtering to more than 100 Tennessee schools has adjusted the software to allow students to view lesbian and gay issue Web sites.
School systems in Davidson and Knox counties might have to change the way they allow students to access the Internet in response to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court.