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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.

  • 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.

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8.11.10

ACLU resolves case on behalf of student arrested by Jefferson County officials for peacefully displaying a

CONTACT: Taylor Pendergrass, ACLU Staff Attorney, 303-777-5482 x104 Today the ACLU of Colorado announced that it had reached a settlement agreement with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Jefferson County School District on behalf of Blake Benson, avoiding a potential lawsuit. The dispute arose when Jefferson County officials arrested Mr. Benson for displaying a “Nobama” message on a t-shirt prior to an after-school speech by Michelle Obama at Dakota Ridge High School. Mr..... | Read More

8.11.10

ACLU files amicus brief asking Colorado Court of Appeals to reinstate Ward Churchill after a jury found that CU fired him for expressing his beliefs

University Of Colorado Must Reinstate Professor Whose Free Speech Rights Were Violated ACLU, AAUP And NCAC File Brief Urging Court To Uphold First Amendment In Ward Churchill Case CONTACT: Rachel Myers, ACLU national, (212) 549-2689 or 2666 Mark Silverstein, ACLU Legal Director, 303-777-5482 x114 NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Colorado, American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) today submitted a brief to.... | Read More

8.10.10

ACLU sues Denver Police Department for refusal to disclose investigation of alleged racial profiling incident

CONTACT: Mark Silverstein, ACLU Legal Director, 303-777-5482 x114 Steven Zansberg, ACLU Cooperating Attorney, 303-376-2409 April 14, 2010 ACLU lawyers filed suit today against the Denver Police Department (DPD), asserting that it violated Colorado’s open records laws when it refused to disclose any documents from the file of its investigation of two African-American citizens’ complaints of racial profiling arising from a traffic stop on February 13, 2009. The ACLU’s clients,.... | Read More

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