Colorado Rights Blog


  • Tuesday Olson knew her pregnancy was in trouble and tried to access hospital care as soon as possible. But there was a problem: she was in jail. This is her story.
  • It’s time to end the death penalty in Colorado. Family members who lost loved ones to murder speak out against an unjust and broken system.

  • 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.

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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