Colorado Rights Blog


  • James Fisher spoke at the ACLU of Colorado Bill of Rights Dinner about how he and the ACLU are working together to stop the criminalization of poverty for the thousands of Coloradans who are trapped in debtors’ prisons.

  • Our membership has quadrupled in the last six months, making it possible to do more than ever to protect civil rights and civil liberties in Colorado. Thank you to all our new members, supporters, and donors, and the ones who’ve been with us for years.

  • 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.

No Arrest For The Homeless

The Boulder County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado  presents its 2011 Annual Meeting program:

No Arrest For The Homeless

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Is it unconstitutional to arrest people whose only “crime” is to be homeless with no place to sleep? Is using a blanket to keep from freezing illegal camping?

What can –or should– the government do?

A distinguished panel will discuss the plight of the homeless in Boulder and the City’s response to this growing community.

  • David Harrison, Esq., Boulder criminal defense attorney who has been representing the homeless pro bono on violations of the City’s anti-camping ordinance
  • K.C. Becker, Boulder City Council Member
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Member of Boulder’s homeless community
  • Bill Benjamin, Esq., Vice Chair, Boulder County ACLU

This event is FREE and open to the public – refreshments will be served – nominations for the Boulder County Chapter board of directors will also be taken.

Details at: and

Questions? Contact Johanna Blumenthal 303-807-2142

*Wolf Law Building: SW corner of campus – take Regent Dr. off Broadway or Colorado Ave. then south on Kittredge Loop – FREE PARKING in east lot behind building – accessible entrance

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