News & Commentary

July 27, 2016

ACLU-VA, Roanoke NAACP Urge Governor to Order State Police to Investigate All Killings, Serious Injuries by Law Enforcement

NEWS RELEASE: "We believe any use of deadly force, particularly use of force resulting in death, should be subject to an outside, objective investigation, and not merely a selfexamination by the department involved and the Commonwealth’s Attorney with whom it regularly works," the letter states. read more »

July 25, 2016

ACLU-VA Expresses Concerns Regarding RPD Policing of Protests

LETTER: We ask that you take action as Chief immediately and decisively to respond to these concerns. Given the events of the past week, and, as we move closer to the November elections, we all know that there will be additional political and other rallies and protests in Richmond and the rest of Virginia in the weeks and months ahead. read more »

July 22, 2016

ACLU-VA Statement Regarding Va. Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Restoration

STATEMENT: The court’s decision is disappointing but we remain committed to the principled goal of restoring voting and other rights to ex-offenders who have paid their debt to society. read more »

July 19, 2016

ACLU-VA Offers Expert Resources on Civil Rights Issues

NEWS RELEASE: The ACLU-VA is available to offer informational sessions, group trainings and expert sources for media interviews. read more »

July 18, 2016

Reclaiming Our Democracy: 15 Years After 9/11

BLOG: Sadly, many of our founding principles of democracy and due process have been undermined. Countless lives have been affected and even lost. A reassessment is long overdue, particularly as our nation and world is now entrenched in another dark era of terrorism and unrest. read more »

July 18, 2016

ACLU-VA Letter Regarding Explosive Detection Equipment in Arlington County

July 21, 2016 Update – Read our follow-up letter to the board. […] read more »

July 15, 2016

Fairfax City Repeals Ordinance Discriminating Against Abortion Providers

NEWS RELEASE: The local action mirrored steps taken by state politicians to subject abortion providers to sham restrictions designed to shut down clinics and end abortion access. read more »

July 13, 2016

ACLU-VA Comment on Status of Gloucester Transgender Student’s Lawsuit

QUICK QUOTE: "It is sad that the school board members and their lawyers have so little regard for the impact their misguided actions are having on a real teenager’s life." read more »

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