Colorado Rights Blog


  • One year ago, thousands of Coloradans marched in a historic display of resistance. At the ACLU of Colorado we carried that spirit throughout the year, fighting on many fronts for civil liberties. We won’t stop now.

  • By canceling DACA, Trump has put 800,000 young people at risk of losing their jobs and being deported from the only country they know as home. Passing the bipartisan Dream Act would protect them. We asked four Dreamers why the Dream Act is important to them and their future.

  • 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.

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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