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  • 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.

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8.10.10

ACLU Sues Jefferson County Sheriff for Illegally Imprisoning Colorado Resident Suspected of Immigration Violations

CONTACT: Mark Silverstein, ACLU Legal Director, 303-777-5482 x114 Maria Archuleta, ACLU, (212) 519-7808 or 549-2666; DENVER – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Colorado filed a lawsuit in a Colorado federal court today against the Sheriff of Jefferson County in Colorado arguing that he unjustifiably and illegally imprisoned a Colorado resident for 47 days last year simply because federal immigration officers suspected that the man was here in violation of federal immigration.... | Read More

8.10.10

On behalf of homeless man, ACLU takes Boulder

(8/10/10) Contact Mark Silverstein, ACLU Legal Director, 303-777-5482 x114; Mark Walta, ACLU Cooperating Attorney, 303-953-5999 ACLU lawyers announced today a legal challenge to a Boulder ordinance that defines homeless persons as criminals when they are caught sleeping outdoors at night with a blanket or sleeping bag. “When the homeless shelters are closed or full, it is terribly unfair, and unconstitutional, to impose fines and jail sentences on persons who have no choice but to sleep.... | Read More

8.10.10

On behalf of homeless man, ACLU takes Boulder

Contact Mark Silverstein, ACLU Legal Director, 303-777-5482 x114; Mark Walta, ACLU Cooperating Attorney, 303-953-5999 ACLU lawyers announced today a legal challenge to a Boulder ordinance that defines homeless persons as criminals when they are caught sleeping outdoors at night with a blanket or sleeping bag.   “When the homeless shelters are closed or full, it is terribly unfair, and unconstitutional, to impose fines and jail sentences on persons who have no choice but to sleep outdoors,”.... | Read More

8.9.10

ACLU Wins Major Victory in Longstanding Defense of Student Journalist

CONTACT:  Mark Silverstein, ACLU Legal Director, 303-777-5482 x114   Issuing a decision in a longstanding ACLU case, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that a Weld County assistant prosecutor can be held legally responsible for an illegal search of the home of Thomas Mink and the illegal seizure of his computer. The search was carried out pursuant to a warrant issued in late 2003 as part of a Greeley Police Department investigation of supposed “criminal libel” for.... | Read More

8.9.10

ACLU Sues Boulder County Jail For Restricting Prisoners

First Amendment Rights of Prisoners And Their Correspondents Are Violated     CONTACT: Mark Silverstein, ACLU Legal Director, 303-777-5482 x114   Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Colorado today sued Boulder County Jail officials for enacting an unconstitutional policy barring prisoners from sending letters to people in the outside world.     Implemented in March, the policy restricts all outgoing correspondence to postcards.... | Read More