News & Cases About Free Speech

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Update: Milton Settles ACLU-DE Free Speech Lawsuit

Milton has settled our lawsuit brought on behalf of a homeowner who had been prevented from putting political signs in her yard by the Town’s unconstitutional sign law.

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Local designer creates Love Pin, proceeds to benefit ACLU

The Love Pin Project donates 100% of proceeds to ACLU!

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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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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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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 Urges Appo Not to Enact Curriculum Policy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware on January 8th sent a letter to the Appoquinimink School Board urging against enacting a procedure that would restrict students’ free speech rights. Under the plan described at the December 9, 2014 Board meeting, district employees, presumably school librarians, will be required to designate as “Young Adult” all […]

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ACLU Sues Smyrna for More Wrongful Arrests

“The suit alleges that police officers employed by the Town of Smyrna repeatedly arrest motorists … for the sole purpose of generating revenue for the town.”

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ACLU-DE Commends DE Students’ Response to Book Removal

CONTACT: Kathleen MacRae, Executive Director- 302-654-5326 x102; kmacrae@aclu-de.org Wilmington, DE (September 23, 2014)— The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware commends local high school students who wrote essays weighing in on a recent book censorship incident. Earlier this summer, the Cape Henlopen Board of Education voted to remove Emily M. Danforth’s novel The Miseducation of […]

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Essay Contest Launched in Response to Cape Book Censorship

High school students! What do YOU think about “The Miseducation of Cameron Post”? Get a free copy to read and make your own decision. You could win a cash prize!

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