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Update on Immigration in Delaware

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Update on Syrian refugee family in Delaware and investigation into President Trump’s executive order.

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ACLU-DE Files FOIA on Execution of Trump’s Immigration Ban

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FOIA Filed As Part of Coordinated National Campaign With 50 ACLU Affiliates.

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ACLU-DE Attorneys represent transgender prisoner on civil rights violations

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11/21/16 Update: some progress has been made.

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Beyond #BlackLivesMatter: police reform must be bolstered by legal action

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To make Black lives matter, we must tear down the case law that gave police the power to stop, search, and abuse.

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April 12 is Equal Pay Day

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016, is the national observance of Equal Pay Day, the day when women and men around the country recognize the wage gap between working women and men, and offer remedies to address pay inequity. According to statistics released in 2014 by the United States Census Bureau, women are paid, on average, 79 […]

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Recognizing and Combating Structural Racism

This edition of Executive Director’s Notes appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of connection, the ACLU-DE newsletter. Violence plagues the streets of Wilmington and is a growing concern in Dover. In 2014, unemployment in Delaware was 4.3% for Whites, 9.1% for Blacks and 9.1% for Hispanics. High poverty schools responsible for educating many black and […]

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#blacklivesmatter: The Power of 16 Characters

This edition of Executive Director’s Notes appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of connection, the ACLU-DE newsletter. Back in May for our annual meeting, ACLU-DE invited six distinguished, local African American leaders to speak on a panel focused on the socio-economic, educational, criminal justice and human rights impacts of structural racism. An audience of over […]

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ACLU-DE Comment on Dover Police Assault Verdict

The jury in this case decided not to send Cpl. Thomas Webster to jail. Now it is up to us, the community, to decide if we consider a kick to the head that breaks a man’s jaw acceptable police behavior. The jury in Webster’s criminal case was not permitted to consider the history of his […]

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ACLU-DE Sues Over GPS Monitoring

Update: A motion by the Department of Correction to dismiss the suit has been denied. We have a date for our appeal. The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware, Inc. has filed a law suit challenging the constitutionality and application of a state statute under which every Tier III sex offender on probation or parole […]

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Support Marijuana Decriminalization

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Although more can and should be done to reform Delaware’s drug laws, HB 39, which would decriminalize possession and private use of small amounts of marijuana, is an important step.

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