Nov 04, 2019
As the high-profile law enforcement campaign in downtown Salt Lake City winds down, addressing the long-term damage that it created is just beginning.
Oct 23, 2019
The Fall 2019 issue of Liberty Reporter newsmagazine is out--with a cover story about high-tech threats to Utahns' right to privacy, plus other stories on the 2020 legislative session, Smart Justice's campaign for greater transparency, and the ACLU of Utah's new voting rights campaign.
Oct 22, 2019
ACLU of Utah Plaintiffs Granted Major Victory in Weber County Gang Injunction Case
Federal Court’s Ruling Vindicates Plaintiffs’ Rights, Raises Serious Questions Regarding Weber County Officials’ Statements to Court
In a recent ruling, the federal District Court for the District of Utah awarded a major victory to Leland McCubbin and Daniel Lucero in a case involving Weber County’s actions in obtaining and serving a so-called gang injunction on them.
Oct 16, 2019
On October 2, 2019, the ACLU of Utah submitted a comment regarding the proposed rule to amend the definition of unprofessional conduct to prohibit the practice of conversion therapy in Utah. We believe this rule change will "protect minors in Utah from being subjected to the dangerous and debunked practice (sometimes referred to as conversion or reparative therapy) of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity."
Oct 09, 2019
On Tuesday, October 8, a team of ACLU lawyers argued two separate cases at the United States Supreme Court related to LGBTQ employment discrimination. At stake is a crucial question affecting the lives of millions of LGBTQ Americans: Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlaws discrimination based on sex, also protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in the workplace. Learn more from the ACLU...
Oct 07, 2019
On October 7, 2019, the Utah Supreme Court heard arguments in "In re Mary and Jane Doe," a case that addresses whether individuals who are beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can be admitted to the Utah State Bar, and if the Utah Supreme Court has the power to admit them. Learn more about the ACLU's role in this case.
Sep 24, 2019
The ACLU of Utah's Legal Director, John Mejia, will be sepaking on two panels at the inagural First Nations Voting Rights Conference at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law from September 25-27, 2019.
Sep 11, 2019
This growth of new and invasive technology includes body scanners at airports, facial recognition cameras, and artificial intelligence software that links it all together. Despite Utah’s reverence for privacy, our state is not exempt from this trend.