News & Commentary

May 27, 2016

ACLU-VA Joins Va. Legislative Black Caucus in Rallies to Support Restoration of Rights

NEWS RELEASE: The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, the ACLU of Virginia and other statewide partners will host four Voices for the Vote Rallies across the Commonwealth on June 1 and 4. read more »

May 09, 2016

The Federal Government & More States Reforming Use of Solitary Confinement; Will Virginia be One of Them?

BLOG: VDOC and ROSP must provide transparency and implement an effective plan that permanently moves away from this practice that makes a mockery of human rights. The effects of solitary confinement are destructive to the human body and mind – that is a universal truth. read more »

May 06, 2016

Freshen the Air in Your Car and Risk Getting Stopped by Police

BLOG: For more than 25 years, Virginia law has prohibited drivers from hanging objects from the rear-view mirror “in such a manner as to obstruct the driver’s clear view of the highway.” read more »

May 02, 2016

Va. Supreme Court Rules Law on Cohabitation Applies to Same-Sex Couples

NEWS RELEASE: The Supreme Court’s decision reverses that of an appeals court that had ruled that Mr. Luttrell could not cease his payments because “cohabitation” could only occur between a man and a woman. read more »

April 26, 2016

Virginia’s Bathroom Case to Have Broad Implications

BLOG: Neither Gavin, nor any other transgender student, should be humiliated by having his identity disrespected and undermined every time he has to use the restroom at school. read more »

April 22, 2016

ACLU-VA Applauds Restoration of Voting Rights

NEWS RELEASE: The ACLU of Virginia welcomes Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order today that restores the voting rights of hundreds of thousands of Virginians convicted of felonies but who have completed their sentences. read more »

April 20, 2016

ACLU-VA Statement Regarding Legislature’s Approval of Governor’s Amendments to HB815

STATEMENT: The Virginia General Assembly failed the public interest today by agreeing to impose a veil of secrecy on executions in Virginia. read more »

April 19, 2016

Federal Court of Appeals Rules In Favor of Transgender Student in Virginia Restroom Access Case

NEWS RELEASE: A federal court of appeals today ruled in favor of transgender male student Gavin Grimm. read more »

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