News & Cases About Due Process

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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Protecting Private Property

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“Innocent until proven guilty” doesn’t apply when it comes to civil asset forfeiture laws.

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Profiting From People With Assets, Punishing Those Without

Guest post by Randolph Vesprey and Brenna Stewart, ACLU-DE’s summer 2014 legal interns. Deficiencies in Delaware’s police and court procedures can result in nightmarish situations for people who have assets that are wrongfully seized or for those who don’t have the assets needed to pay fines. So either with money or without, you could find […]

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Case Docket

A roundup of our recent legal work.

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Denied the Right to Counsel

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Widespread deficiencies identified in Delaware’s public defender system.

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ACLU-DE Statement on Indigent Defense Report

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The ACLU is profoundly concerned that the core constitutional right to counsel is being denied to hundreds, if not thousands, of Delawareans every year.

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Pretrial Detainees, Share Your Story

Were you detained at Gander Hill or Baylor for a nonviolent offense because you could not make bail? What happened to your job? What happened to your family? What happened to your other obligations? The Delaware Center for Justice (DCJ) has been closely following the implementation of the Justice Reinvestment Act, specifically in regards to […]

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ACLU Statement on Capture of Boston Bombing Suspect

CONTACT: media@aclu.org NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union reacted to the apprehension of the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing and statements from federal officials that he would be questioned without being read his Miranda rights. “The ACLU shares the public’s relief that the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been apprehended,” […]

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Pussy Riot’s Conviction

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Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band, was recently convicted by a Russian court for hooliganism. Learn why the American equivalent is actually more like disorderly conduct than trespass.

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It’s Time for Delaware to Repeal the Death Penalty

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Forty years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional in Furman v. Georgia. This is an excerpt from a full article on the the DE Repeal website.

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