The ACLU of Connecticut takes an active role in every session of the state legislature to support bills that advance civil liberties and oppose those that do not. We have testified before the legislature hundreds of times and have taken leading roles in the struggles to repeal the death penalty, fight racial profiling, reform police practices, decriminalize marijuana, protect LGBT rights, and prevent encroachment on the right to free speech.

 

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S.B. 509, An Act Concerning Newly Discovered Evidence

This bill would allow someone to file a motion for a new trial when forensic evidence that was used to convict them has been undermined since the trial. As an organization that works to defend everyone's due process rights, the ACLU of Connecticut supports this bill.

March 26, 2018 Criminal Justice

S.B. 512, An Act Concerning the Psychiatric Security Review Board

By making it clear that the psychiatric security review board must comply with the Patients’ Bill of Rights, this bill ensures that patients’ right to receive treatment in the least restrictive environment is protected. The bill requires the board to evaluate multiple important factors.

March 26, 2018

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