News & Commentary

June 23, 2016

Court Orders School Board to Let Transgender Student Gavin Grimm Use Same Restrooms as Other Boys

NEWS RELEASE: “I am elated to hear that I'll be able to attend my senior year of high school with my full rights restored,” said Grimm. “After nearly two years of humiliation and intense struggle, equality has finally prevailed. Now hopefully other transgender people will not have to face this type of discrimination.” read more »

June 23, 2016

SCOTUS Makes the Call on Whether Refusing a BAC Test Can be a Crime

BLOG: When police pull you over and suspect you’ve been drinking and driving, an investigation is already underway. In that situation, it’s important to know what you can and cannot do, and the rules may be about to change. read more »

June 23, 2016

ACLU-VA Statement Regarding SCOTUS Decision in Fisher

The following statement may be attributed to ACLU of Virginia Executive Director […] read more »

June 16, 2016

Mobile Justice Smart Phone App Can Protect You and Others

BLOG: Given the alarming number of instances of police abuse across the country documented by victims or witnesses on their phone cameras, the need for the app is quite real. read more »

June 15, 2016

New ACLU-VA Report: Virginia’s Local, Elected Prosecutors Have ‘Unparalleled Power’ that Goes Largely Unchecked

NEWS RELEASE: Once elected, local prosecutors often stay in office for decades, wielding broad discretion in how cases are handled while also lobbying aggressively against reforms to the criminal justice system that polls show the public supports. read more »

June 06, 2016

Advocacy Groups Urge Federal Investigation into Jamycheal Mitchell Death; Concern Cited Over Likelihood of Future Deaths

NEWS RELEASE: “We are extremely concerned about the likelihood of future deaths if the problems are not remedied,” the letter states. read more »

June 04, 2016

ACLU Statement on the Passing of Civil Liberties Heavyweight and ACLU Client Muhammad Ali

ACLU's ROMERO: "Muhammad Ali was much more than a boxer — and that's something, considering he was The Greatest of all time." read more »

June 03, 2016

Planning to Attend a Political Rally? Whether in Support or Protest, Be Sure to Know Your Rights

BLOG: Many rally attendees may not know the full scope of their rights in Virginia. It is important to distinguish what protections are afforded by federal law and what protections, or lack of protections, are afforded by Virginia. read more »

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