Retail Chain’s Policy Encourages Employees to Rely on Race in Theft Mitigation

November 26, 2013 DENVER – Hot Mama, a national retail chain with three locations in Colorado, encourages employees to rely on race as a factor in a theft mitigation policy that instructs them to target “potential thieves” that do not … Continue reading

ACLU Seeks Records Related to Castle Rock Police Shooting

November 20, 2013 DENVER – The ACLU of Colorado filed suit this morning seeking Castle Rock Police Department records related to the conduct of an on-duty police officer who put innocent civilians in danger last February when he fired multiple … Continue reading

Catholic Hospital Illegally Interferes with Physician Judgment, Patient Care

November 13, 2013 DENVER – Mercy Regional Medical Center, a Catholic hospital in Durango, is violating state and federal law by prohibiting physicians from discussing the option of pregnancy termination even when continuing the pregnancy threatens a patient’s life, according … Continue reading

Statement on the passing of CCDB Executive Director Dan Schoen

Statement of ACLU of Colorado Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley on the passing of Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Executive Director Dan Schoen “All of us at the ACLU of Colorado send our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of our … Continue reading

ACLU of CO Strongly Opposes Denver’s Proposed Marijuana Rules

October 11, 2013 Statement of ACLU of Colorado Legal Director Mark Silverstein “The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado strongly opposes Denver’s ill-advised, unnecessary, and unconstitutional proposed rules ‘concerning the possession and consumption of marijuana.’ “The ordinance, as proposed, is … Continue reading

Organizations call on CO to End Unjust & Expensive Death Penalty

October 10, 2013 Faith, Social Justice, and Civil Rights Organizations call on Colorado to End Unjust and Expensive Death Penalty Coalition releases new data comparing added costs of death penalty trials with cuts to public priorities and services DENVER – … Continue reading

ACLU of Colorado Marks Banned Books Week

September 27, 2013 The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado today joined ACLU affiliates across the country in marking the annual observance of Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week is observed annually at the end of September to celebrate the … Continue reading

ACLU of Colorado Marks Banned Books Week

September 27, 2013 The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado today joined ACLU affiliates across the country in marking the annual observance of Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week is observed annually at the end of September to celebrate the … Continue reading

Englewood’s Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Ruled Unconstitutional

August 22, 2013 DENVER – In a case brought by ACLU attorneys, a federal district court yesterday invalidated an Englewood ordinance that restricts where persons convicted of certain sex offenses can live, ruling that the ordinance violates the Colorado Constitution. … Continue reading

Prison Officials Must Disclose CO Lethal Injection Protocol

August 2, 2013 Judge rules execution details needed to further public conversation about the death penalty DENVER –Disclosure of Colorado’s current execution protocol will further the public interest and facilitate public conversation about the state’s use of the death penalty, … Continue reading