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Criminal Justice | October 14th, 2014

Statement on the Judgment that Denver Sheriff’s Deputies Used Excessive Force in the Death of Marvin Booker

October 14, 2014 DENVER – A federal court jury today found Denver sheriff’s deputies used excessive force against Rev. Marvin L. Booker, who died at the Denver Jail in 2010, and awarded Rev. Booker’s family $4.6 million in punitive and compensatory damages. ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley issued the following statement: “The ACLU of Colorado offers somber congratulations to the family of Rev. Marvin L. Booker and the attorneys that delivered justice today.... | Read More

LGBT Equality, Marriage Equality | October 7th, 2014

ACLU of Colorado Celebrates Marriage Equality in Colorado

10/7/14 DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court this morning lifted its stay on the ruling of Adams County District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree declaring Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, making that judgment final. The Colorado Attorney General has ordered all 64 county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and licenses are currently being issued throughout the state. ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley issued the following.... | Read More

Academic Freedom Groups Oppose “Deeply Problematic” Jefferson County Curriculum Review Proposal

DENVER – Eight national and local organizations, including the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, wrote the Jefferson County School Board today in opposition to the board’s proposed review of the curriculum for Advanced Placement U.S. History. School board members have proposed a new “board committee for curriculum review” with a stated mission to “promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system,.... | Read More

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| October 20th, 2014

2014 Annual Report

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report is here! Read about the past year's legislative victories, legal team achievements, community engagement efforts, and the people who inspire us and make our work possible: [caption id="attachment_4267" align="aligncenter" width="231"] ACLU of Colorado 2013-2014 Annual Report[/caption] | Read More

| October 20th, 2014

A wonderful evening at the Carle Whitehead Bill of Rights Dinner

Last Friday, October 17, the ACLU of Colorado held its annual Carle Whitehead Bill of Rights Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver. Attended by close to 300 supporters, the dinner featured award presentations to outstanding civil rights and civil liberties leaders and featured speaker Dennis Parker, national ACLU Racial Justice Program Director. Congratulations to honorees Bob Connelly, Laura Rovner, and the late Dr. Vincent Harding. And thank you to our wonderful sponsors, supporters, and.... | Read More

Criminal Justice, Death Penalty | October 20th, 2014

Durango Herald Op-Ed: Practice is ineffective, costly, barbaric and mistake-ridden

This op-ed, written by our Executive Director, appeared in Saturday's Durango Herald: The death penalty is a broken, costly and barbaric practice that does nothing to deter crime or enhance justice. All too often, it brings about the ultimate injustice: government execution of an innocent person. Application of the death penalty is highly arbitrary and often biased, depending upon location, money, race, mental illness, the personal judgment of a district attorney and quality of legal representation..... | 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.

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Campaign- No 67Vote NO 67
The ACLU of Colorado is committed to defeating Amendment 67, a ballot measure that would outlaw all abortion and have far-reaching negative consequences for Colorado women....

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Campaign--Immigration-DetainersEnd Immigration Detainers
The ACLU of Colorado is challenging the legality of local sheriffs holding people in jail for up to six days past when they would otherwise be released at the behest of....

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Campaign-Marriage EqualityMarriage Equality
The ACLU of Colorado is committed to bringing full marriage equality to Colorado. The ACLU of Colorado is a founding member, along with One Colorado and Freedom to Marry,....

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Campaign-Stop-SolitaryStop Solitary
The ACLU of Colorado is committed to ending the use of long-term solitary confinement in all forms.  Every day, hundreds of prisoners in Colorado are forced to live....

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