• 10/02/14

    Comic Books Celebrated at Banned Books Week 2014

    Alarmist theories linking comic books and juvenile delinquency gained currency in the 1950s and brought on decades of wary self-censorship by publishers, author David Hajdu said at an observance of Banned Books Week at Hartford Public Library. Congressional hearings and media hype, including a highly promoted series in The Hartford Courant entitled Depravity for Children: […]

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  • 09/22/14

    Legislative Interns Needed

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut seeks two highly motivated, well-organized students of political science with a strong interest in civil liberties and government to assist us in our Hartford office and at the state Capitol during the 2015 session of the Connecticut General Assembly, beginning in January. We offer an opportunity not only […]

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  • 09/11/14

    Connecticut Traffic Stop Data Suggests Racial Bias, Indicates Need for Further Study and Reform

    A new report indicates that the likelihood police will search a car in Connecticut correlates directly to the color of the driver’s skin, and that minority drivers are more likely to be stopped in the first place, particularly in some towns and cities. The Traffic Stop Data Report by the Institute for Municipal and Regional […]

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  • 09/05/14

    ACLU of Connecticut Gets Assurances of Right to Photograph at Bradley International Airport

    The Connecticut Airport Authority has affirmed the public’s right to take photos and video of aircraft at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks after the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut contacted the authority about plane spotters’ complaints of harassment. Members of the Connecticut Plane Spotters have been legally photographing aircraft around Bradley for decades, […]

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  • 09/04/14

    ACLU of Connecticut Seeks Executive Director

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, which guards civil liberties through litigation, legislation, grassroots organizing and communication, seeks a strong manager and visionary leader to advance goals from a recent strategic planning process and to extend the organization’s statewide impact.  This highly visible position requires an excellent communicator, fundraiser and staff manager who is skilled […]

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