In Chesapeake, Virginia, trick-or-treaters over 12 years old can be punished for trick-or-treating with a fine of “not less than $25.00 nor more than $100.00 or by confinement in jail for not more than six months or both.”
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
In Louisa County, Virginia, a Black man stands trial for his life. When he looks around to see who is presiding over his trial he will see the picture of another man besides the judge starting down at him from above— Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Nicole Tortoriello: I Went to Law School to Develop Skills that I Could Use in Service of Underserved and Oppressed Communities everywhere.
I am honored to join the ACLU of Virginia as The Secular Society Women’s Rights Advocacy Counsel. I come to the ACLU of Virginia on the heels of a district court clerkship, during which I couldn’t make any political statements. It was a difficult year to stay quiet.