Our cover story "Fighting Back" describes the ordeal of Berenice Resendiz, whose family experienced two SWAT-style immigration raids that terrified her young children and violated their Fourth Amendment rights. You can also read about the ACLU of Utah’s new Campaign for Smart Justice, our voting rights victory for Navajo residents of San Juan County, our legislative wrap up, and so much more.
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) >>