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.
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 letter is often taken for granted, but not by prisoners when it is an essential lifeline to the outside world. “Prisoners live and die by that mail,” said author and former inmate Piper Kerman. It is “reassurance that there’s someone on the outside who cares about them.” When the correction system retains or refuses […]
A bill designed to punish people who post ‘revenge porn’ on the Internet is written so loosely that it could interfere with the freedom of speech and of the press, Sandra Staub, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, told a legislative committee on Monday. She testified against Senate Bill 489, which […]
Responding to objections from the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, the Meriden City Council has changed a proposed rule on comments from members of the public at its meetings. The council discussed prohibiting speakers from “using offensive or abusive language and personally attacking any public officials.” In a letter dated Jan. 31, 2014, ACLU […]