ACLU-DE Statement on Dover Police Brutality Footage

ACLU of Delaware Responds to Footage of Indicted Dover Police Officer’s Encounter with Lateef Dickerson Video Shows Brutal Contact, Points to Need for Reform The ACLU of Delaware learned today that the Dover Police Department has released footage of a brutal encounter between its client, Lateef Dickerson, and a Dover police officer. The video, captured […]

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Case Docket: A Roundup of Our Recent Legal Work

Voting Rights Because of deficient election procedures in the Town of Slaughter Beach, people entitled to vote were prevented from doing so in the town’s recent election. After the state Elections Commissioner agreed but stated the law wasn’t broken, we negotiated a charter amendment and ordinance changing the town’s election procedures, eliminating several practical barriers […]

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Take Action to Repeal the Death Penalty

How You Can Urge Your Legislators to Act ALL of our elected officials, whether they support or oppose repeal, need to hear from YOU! We need to thank our supporters and ask them to make repeal a top priority. We need to ask them to do everything in their power to make sure repeal gets […]

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Moral Mondays Facilitate DE’s #blacklivesmatter Conversation

Guest post by Rev. Dr. Donald Morton of The Complexities of Color. The hyper-criminalization of black bodies and feelings of Black Lives Mattering began long before the February 26, 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL. There is a longstanding and stubborn national history of physical and psychological abuse perpetrated against people of color. […]

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News from the Floor: Updates from Legislative Hall

Need crib notes on what’s happening in Leg Hall? We’ve got you covered!

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Keeping Kids in School

Our efforts to tackle two of the most significant issues faced by Delaware students: unreasonable school discipline practices and discriminatory school admissions practices.

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Friends of the Court, Friends of the ACLU

Amicus Society Launched to Spotlight Legal Efforts, Add Staff Attorney At the end of last year, we launched an Amicus Society for Delaware lawyers and others who are dedicated to supporting civil rights and civil liberties. Named for the “friend of the court” briefs that provide legal opinion on a case, the Amicus Society provides […]

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ACLU-DE Legal Director Speaks on Community-Police Relations

ACLU of Delaware legal director Richard Morse recently participated in a panel discussion at Widener Law School. Hosted by the school’s Black Law Student Association, the panel focused on how to create trust between police and the community. The discussion covered such topics as police body cameras and increased transparency around discipline of officers. Other […]

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ACLU Reaches Settlement with Smyrna Police Over Wrongful Arrests

“This settlement is an important step towards better training and oversight of officers in the Smyrna police department…”

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ACLU-DE Reclaims Job, Back Pay for Fired Pregnant Worker

A Seaford preschool teacher was fired because she was pregnant. We helped get her job and lost wages back.

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