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.

Redistricting and the Voter Rights Act: Perry v. Perez and its Aftermath

The ACLU Student Chapter, the ACLU of Colorado, the DU Chapter of the College Republicans, the DU Law Dems, and the DU Law Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program present: "Redistricting and the Voter Rights Act:  Perry v. Perez and its Aftermath."

Come hear Martha Tierney of Heizer Paul Grueskin, LLP discuss the 1965 Voter Rights Act (VRA) and the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Perry v. Perez and its implications for future voting rights cases. Ms. Tierney will further discuss her involvement with VRA litigation in Georgia as well as local issues arising from the Voter Rights Act in Colorado.

Room 125 — University of Denver

Sturm College of Law

Jerusalem’s will be served!

For the Supreme Court’s full opinion in Perry v. Perez:

Section 5 of the Voter Rights Act requires that proposed changes in voting procedures cannot take effect until they receive approval by the DOJ or D.C. Circuit Court in an effort to ensure that such changes do not have the purpose or effect of discriminating on the basis of race or native language.

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