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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut has developed a curriculum to teach high school students about the Constitution using real cases and issues in Connecticut. The first unit, on free speech, may be downloaded at acluct.org/curriculum. The purpose is to provide students with an understanding of the right to freedom of speech guaranteed by […]
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.
Aviation enthusiasts who like to take photos of planes — plane spotters — were being harassed for photographing aircraft at Bradley International Airport, so the ACLU of Connecticut stepped in to defend their First Amendment rights.