During an appearance before the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee today, Governor Dannel Malloy announced new details regarding his proposals for two justice initiatives: reforming Connecticut’s bail system by eliminating cash bail requirements for misdemeanors, and raising the maximum age when an individual can enter the juvenile justice system from 17 to 20 years […]
In a decision released today, the U.S. District Court of Connecticut ruled that the state must allow the Libertarian Party to use out-of-state residents to collect signatures on petitions to appear on an election ballot. Today’s injunction suspends a Connecticut election law that affects political parties that have not garnered enough votes to automatically list […]
“The ACLU of Connecticut has severe reservations about the reliability and constitutionality of government watch lists like the no-fly list. While we acknowledge that the governor’s intentions are admirable, the government’s watch list system is notorious for including innocent people, and the ACLU was in court this week fighting to fix the inadequate process for people […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that he will sign an executive order blocking anyone on federal government terrorism watch lists from obtaining a gun permit.
Governors’ Threats to Exclude Syrian Refugees Are Not Only Fear Mongering — They’re Unconstitutional
In response to the horrific events in Paris, 31 governors have announced that they oppose — and in some cases will refuse — the resettlement of Syrian refugees to their states.
The announcement in Connecticut is one of 17 taking place throughout of the country with a diverse, bipartisan coalition of elected officials and citizens coming together to tell the nation they care about their digital privacy.
The ACLU of Connecticut applauds the leadership that many of our elected officials have displayed by bucking the anti-refugee, fear-mongering, Islamophobic demagoguery of many other states’ governors.
The following statements were issue after Connecticut’s Governor urged the state to consider becoming the first in the nation to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction through 20-years-old.
Connecticut could become the first state in the nation to raise the age of jurisdiction for the juvenile justice system through 20-years-old.