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ACLU of Delaware Wins de facto Parent Status Appeal

Rights of Children and Non-traditional Families Are Preserved The Delaware Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a state law that recognized de facto parent-child relationships this week. The case was argued by the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware and helps clarify the full range of relationships that are now considered legal parental status in the […]

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Claymont Apartment House Admits Protestant Minister

At ACLU-DE’s request, management of a Claymont apartment house for the elderly changed its policy and began allowing the tenants to have a Protestant minister use a common room to conduct religious services one Sunday morning every month. ACLU-DE had been contacted by a representative of Protestant residents of the building, who were distressed because […]

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Newark Agrees to Respect Fourth Amendment

In September 2010, the City of Newark gave notice that it intended to amend its housing code. However, the Newark City Council rejected the changes to the city code that would have deprived city residents of important privacy protection after ACLU-DE objected to the proposed amendment. One modification would have forced all residential tenants to […]

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ACLU-DE Litigates Muslim Inmates’ Right to Halal Meals

ACLU-DE Cooperating Attorney Gary W. Aber recently began representing a Muslim inmate at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in a case seeking to compel the Department of Correction to provide Halal meat to Muslim inmates in the prison. A federal statute, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, prohibits prison authorities from imposing […]

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