ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Colorado Medicaid Over Unlawful Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions

DENVER – The ACLU of Colorado filed a federal class action lawsuit this morning on behalf of thousands of low-income Coloradans suffering from Hepatitis C who are being denied life-saving treatment due to Colorado Medicaid restrictions that force them to … Continue reading

ACLU of Colorado Statement on Denver’s New Park Banishment Directive

9/1/16 DENVER – Yesterday, Denver officials announced a new directive empowering police to unilaterally ban people from public parks based on an accusation of perceived drug use.  According to the directive, a person does not need to be charged, tried, … Continue reading

Thirty-Four Colorado Cities Must Repeal Unconstitutional Loitering Laws

DENVER – In a letter sent today to 34 Colorado municipalities that make it a crime to “loiter for the purpose of begging,” the ACLU of Colorado demanded that municipal authorities stop enforcement and take immediate steps to repeal the … Continue reading

ACLU Files Suit for Records Illegally Denied by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

8/24/16 DENVER – The ACLU of Colorado filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit today challenging a practice by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of withholding documents, without legal justification, that immigration lawyers require to advocate for clients that … Continue reading

ACLU Opposes the Use of Private Contractors to Perform Police Actions on the 16th Street Mall

8/19/16 Statement of ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley: The ACLU of Colorado opposes the use of private contractors to perform police actions on the 16th Street Mall. While the Downtown Denver Partnership and city officials are concerned with … Continue reading

ACLU Wins $100K Settlement for Former Adams State Professor Who Was Banned from Campus after Criticizing the University

DENVER – Adams State University has agreed to rescind a “No Trespass Order” banning Danny Ledonne, a former professor who publicly criticized administration practices, from its Alamosa, CO campus and to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the … Continue reading

ACLU Demands Accountability for Denver’s Misuse of Donated Funds to Pay for Homeless Sweeps

City Must Alter Approach and End Policies that Criminalize Homelessness 7/6/2016 DENVER – Following revelations that several high-ranking Denver officials approved the use of $60,000 from a “homeless services donation fund” linked to Denver’s Road Home to pay for the … Continue reading

Federal Court Rejects Attempt to Require Taxpayer Funding of Religious Schools in Douglas County

6/9/16 DENVER – Federal District Court Judge Marcia Krieger today denied plaintiffs’ request to issue an unprecedented emergency order requiring the Douglas County School District school voucher program to divert taxpayer funds to private religious schools.   The ACLU of Colorado, … Continue reading

ACLU, Americans United Challenge Lawsuit Attempting to Circumvent Colorado Supreme Court School Voucher Ruling

5/25/16 DENVER – The ACLU of Colorado, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, and the law firm Arnold & Porter — who successfully challenged a Douglas County school voucher … Continue reading

ACLU Files Discrimination Charges against Frontier Airlines on Behalf of Breast-Feeding Pilots

EEOC Complaint Alleges Airline Management Ignored Requests to Accommodate Pumping 5/10/16 DENVER, Colo. — The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Colorado, and the law firm Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP today filed discrimination charges with the Equal Employment … Continue reading