Check out some of the highlights of our most recent legal, legislative, public education and advocacy work. This newsletter includes: our new report “From the Utah Statehouse to the Utah Prison;” a review of civil liberties concerns with Operation Rio Grande; and a look at the tragic shooting death of Patrick Harmon by Salt Lake City Police. We also introduce our new staff member María del Mar González and say a very sad farewell to Strategic Communications Manager Anna Thomas. Read about all of this and much more.
In this issue: The ACLU of Utah’s 55th Emerald Anniversary Bill of Rights Celebration was a sparkling success! The Director's Chair: The Time is NOW to take action for immigration reform; Member Profile: Paul Wharton and Ethel Hale; On The Hill: Legislative Report; We Walked With Pride For Equality; Federal Lawsuit Filed Over Use Of Tear Gas In Utah State Prison’s Mental Health Wing; Unconstitutional Weber County Gang Injunction Argued Before Utah Supreme Court; Film Screening & Panel Discussion Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Right To An Attorney; Marriage Equality, Gene Patents, and Privacy; 2013 Membership Meeting and Open House; and more ...
In this issue: 2013 Bill of Rights BREAKFAST Celebration; Love Utah Give Utah; On The Hill - Legislative Report; Utah's HB 497 Reviewed By Judge; Lawsuit Filed Over Gang Sweep At West High School; Teenage Activists Wow Scholarship Selection Committee; Suffrage - Plan-B Theatre Special Opportunity For ACLU Supporters; and more ... Read the PDF >>
In this issue: In Memoriam: David Bert Havas; Bequests Help ACLU Succeed; On the Hill: Legislative Report- Privacy & Technology - Death Penalty - Reproductive Freedom; AARP Honors ACLU Volunteer: Challenge to Utah's "Show Me Your Papers" Law Still In Court; Freedom To Flip The Bird; Ogden's "Gang Injunction Appealed to Utah Supreme Court And Immediate Stay Requested; VICTORY! Brigham City Repeals Unconstitutional "Free Speech Zone" Ordinance; Ban On E-Signatures Appealed; Davis School District Restricts Access to Library Book, Raising Constitutional Concerns; VICTORY! Rally Proceeds Due To ACLU Advocacy; Civil Liberties Hero: Brian Barnard Read the PDF >>
In this Issue: Opponents of HB 497, "Show Me Your Papers Law," Have Day In Court; The Directors Chair; The Legacy Challenge; On The Hill: 2012 Legislative Report; Always On The Look-Out For Civil Liberties Violations; ACLU of Utah Welcomes New Legal Director; Release of Chemicals At State Prison Prompts Investigation; and more … Read the PDF >>
January 2012 - In this issue: Power Of The People! The 2012 Bill of Rights Celebration with keynote speaker Dr. Spencer Overton: On The Hill: 2012 Legislative Priorities; "Show Me Your Papers" Law Faces Second Suit; Protecting the Right to Dance; Protecting the Right to Occupy; Polygamy, Peyote and the Pledge of Allegiance; and, the ACLU Of Utah Board of Directors Download the Newsletter (PDF) >>>
"Show You What Papers?" - The Unconstitutionality of HB 497; ACLU Report Exposes Constitutionally Inadequate Indigent Defense System; UDOT Requirement Impedes Free Speech; ACLU Challenges Unconstitutional Jail Policy; Details on Cell Phone Tracking Sought; Lawsuit Seeks to Maintain Free Speech on the Internet; Faces of the ACLU - 2011 Bill of Rights Celebration; ACLU of Utah Immigrants Rights Project in Action; Frequently Asked Questions about Utah's HB 497, "Show Me Your Papers" Law; and more! Download the Newsletter (PDF) >>
In this issue: People, power & passion take center stage May 11, for the annual Bill of Rights Celebration; The Hill: 2011 legislative report; Unconstitutional ban on e-signatures prompts lawsuit; Victory in case challenging constitutionality of charging fees for evidence; Ban on “boobies” bracelets violates students free speech; Utah Supreme Court to define abortion; 2011 Youth Activist Scholarship winners; Get your ACLU pride on! Download the Newsletter (PDF) >>
Big Brother is Watching: Surveillance Cameras in Utah; Three New Members Join Board of Directors; Introducing the Enriching Utah Coalition; How Has Life in Utah Changed Since SB81; Immigration Issues in the Arts; Immigration-related Legislation in the upcoming session; The ACLU on the Hill: Priorities for the 2010 Utah Legislative Session; New Legal Director Joins ACLU of Utah; Civilian Review Boards Offer Community Oversight of Police; National ACLU Rallies to Fill $20 Million Budget Gap; ACLU Supporters in Utah Responding With Donations Read the Newsletter (PDF) >>
The fall edition of our newsletter includes: Proposed Anti-Panhandling Ordinance Raises Constitutional Concerns; Utah Fusion Center: Trading Privacy for Security; Immigrants’ Rights are Your Rights, too!; Reforming Indigent Defense in Utah; Beyond the Division; ACLU Challenges Patents on Breast Cancer Genes; Staff Changes at the ACLU of Utah; Shackling Pregnant Inmates: “Cruel and Unusual Punishment”; End Invasive Body Scans at Airport; and more! ACLU of Utah Newsletter 2009
In This Edition: Rachel Maddow to Headline 2009 Bill of Rights Dinner; Indigent Defense in Utah Investigated; Join the ACLU of Utah at Plan B’s Block 8; Challenging the Detention of Immigrant Children; Four New Members Add Diversity and Experience to Board of Directors; Welcome to Barbara Szweda; Why Immigration? And more! Read the Newsletter (PDF) >>
In this Issue: Discriminatory Workers Compensation Proposal Raises Concerns • Welcome to William Carlson, Our New Public Policy Advocate! • Immigration Hearing Offers One Sided Perspective• Controversial Provo Ordinance Proposal Draws ACLU Ire • Empowering Voters By Protecting Elections • Learning and Lobbying at the ACLU Membership Conference • Protecting Rights of Transgender Inmates ... and more. Read the Newsletter (PDF) >>