Colorado Rights Blog


  • 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.

Government Transparency

The more people know about how public servants make decisions and spend tax dollars, the less vulnerable they are to deception and abuse by government officials.

The ACLU of Colorado has fought for more government transparency at public agencies of all levels, from the Capitol to cities and towns. We’ve successfully lobbied for bills to lower the cost of copying public records and challenged the practices of the Denver Police Department in relation to the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act. We also filed suit under open records laws seeking an order that Denver disclose records related to the purchase of police equipment.

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Related Cases

Cardella v. Town of Castle Rock
ACLU v. Colorado Department of Corrections
Malone v. Douglas County School District

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Related Legislation

SB15-217: Police Shooting Data Collection
SB15-218: Disclose Misrepresentations By Peace Officers
SB15-219: Peace Officer Shootings Transparency Measures