The question of whether and in what circumstances police will need a warrant to fly drones equipped with surveillance cameras is shaping up as a central one in the upcoming session of the Connecticut legislature. The issue was at the core of a panel discussion Oct. 8 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The […]
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: […]
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 […]
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, […]
Andrew Schneider, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut since 2007, has resigned effective September 30 to become executive director of Fairness West Virginia, that state’s leading advocate for LGBT rights. Schneider served as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia from 2001 to 2007, before which he […]
Stephen Glassman, a former state cabinet official and non-profit executive with a long history of working for human rights, has joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut as its executive director.
The ACLU of Connecticut came to the immediate defense of freedom of speech and of the press after a judge’s order blocked the Connecticut Law Tribune from publishing an article about a court case.