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.

Know Your Rights

You can’t defend your rights if you don’t know them. That’s why we’ve created and assembled information for you about the rights you have as an individual. Get educated with these resources so you can protect your freedoms.


Founding Documents

Our country’s founding documents document all the rights you have. If you haven’t looked at these since high school history class, go ahead and click ’em. It never hurts to get a refresher on the originals.

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 Know Your Rights:

KYR web main law enf buttonFor information on how to handle encounters with police, TSA, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including a video tutorial, check out our Know Your Rights: Law Enforcement page.
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Do you have the right to picket on public sidewalks? Do you need a permit to protest? Learn what your rights are when protesting here.


KYR web photographers buttonAre you allowed to film a police officer? Can the cops confiscate your digital photos or demand to see them? Know your rights when photographing or filming.


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This Know Your Rights provides information about Colorado’s anti-discrimination law, and what to do if you believe you have been discriminated against by a business because of your sexual orientation.
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Can teachers search your locker whenever they want to? Can your school censor books from the library? Our guide for public school students has the answers.


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What are your rights as a pregnant or breastfeeding employee? Find out here.



KYR web disabilities button 2Information on your rights as someone with a disability can be found here.



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