ACLU of Colorado Statement on Repeal of Fort Collins Panhandling Ordinance
February 27, 2015 DENVER – The Fort Collins City Council voted this afternoon to repeal provisions of an anti-panhandling ordinance that is currently being challenged as unconstitutional by an ACLU of Colorado class action lawsuit. ACLU of Colorado Legal Director Mark Silverstein issued the following statement: “The City of Fort Collins has taken a positive and welcome first step by repealing the provisions of its panhandling ordinance that have been challenged by the ACLU and our clients,.... | Read More
ACLU of Colorado Commends Chief White and Denver Police for Keeping the Peace Following Vandalism at Protest
February 17, 2015 Statement of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado “The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado applauds Denver Police Chief Robert White and the officers in command during last Saturday’s protest for keeping the peace and not intervening in a way that might have caused the situation to escalate or become violent after two individuals illegally vandalized a police memorial. “The ACLU of Colorado does not condone vandalism. We advocate for peaceful forms.... | Read More
ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Fort Collins Panhandling Law
February 10, 2015 DENVER – The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado filed a class action lawsuit this morning challenging an anti-panhandling ordinance that is being widely enforced by the City of Fort Collins in violation of the free speech rights of people who are impoverished and homeless, as well as street performers and non-profit canvassers. According to the ACLU complaint, Fort Collins police have issued “dozens and dozens” of citations, vigorously enforcing an unconstitutional.... | Read More
Meet Our Clients: Fort Collins Class Action
On Feb. 10, 2015, The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado filed a class action lawsuit challenging an anti-panhandling ordinance that is being widely enforced by Fort Collins, in violation of the free speech rights of people who are impoverished and homeless, as well as street performers and non-profit canvassers. Fort Collins police have issued “dozens and dozens” of citations, vigorously enforcing an unconstitutional law that criminalizes peaceful, non-threatening speech and expression,.... | Read More
WATCH: ACLU of Colorado Response to Jessie Hernandez Shooting
ACLU of Colorado Legal Director Mark Silverstein held a press conference this morning responding to the Denver Police Department shooting of Jessica Hernandez. Watch video of the conference here via the Denver Post: | Read More
Half-Baked Complaint Alleges Discrimination Where There is None
(From the ACLU Blog of Rights) By Amanda Goad, LGBT Project at 10:17am When Christian educator Bill Jack ordered a cake last year from Azucar, a Denver bakery, he had a special decoration request for owner Marjorie Silva. He wanted the cake to say "God Hates Gays" with a drawing to match. Silva refused, and now she's facing a half-baked complaint from Jack alleging he was the victim of religious discrimination. Jack and others are touting this as equivalent to what happened at.... | Read More
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Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley spoke at the marriage equality rally on March 3rd
Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.