Post Tagged with: "ACLU"

Mom Charged With Assault For Drug Use Under New Tennessee Law

Mom Charged With Assault For Drug Use Under New Tennessee Law

July 10, 2014 at 10:44 pm

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.

Drone Rules Make Unusual Allies of ACLU, Conservative Lawmaker

Drone Rules Make Unusual Allies of ACLU, Conservative Lawmaker

April 9, 2013 at 6:13 am

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.

High Voter Turnout Despite Photo ID Law

August 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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.

Haslam Examining Abstinence Education Bill

May 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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.

Cheatham Legislator Backs Teachers at Student Prayer Groups

February 8, 2012 at 5:30 am

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.

ACLU Challenges Legislative Plaza Curfew

October 31, 2011 at 2:17 pm

The fight over whether Occupy Nashville protestors can continue to demonstrate at Legislative Plaza has moved to court.

ACLU and The Contributor Sue City of Brentwood

June 29, 2011 at 7:37 pm

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.

Arizona-styled Immigration Bill Punted to Next Year

May 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm

A proposed state law calling for local police to deal with illegal immigrants has been put off until next year by its Senate sponsor.

Anti-Gay Education Legislation Blocked Again

April 7, 2010 at 5:20 pm

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.

Wilson County Ends Bible Distribution in ACLU Settlement

January 5, 2010 at 4:41 pm

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.

Clarksville Posts Disclaimers at Christmas on the Cumberland

December 23, 2009 at 5:54 am

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.

ACLU Takes Issue With 287(g)

July 24, 2009 at 4:28 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union claims changes being made to the 287(g)program reinforce problems rather than root them out.

Tennessee Schools to Allow LGBT Web Sites

June 5, 2009 at 8:44 am

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.

ACLU Files Suit Against Schools System for Blocking Access to Gay Sites

May 19, 2009 at 4:51 pm

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.