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Job Notice: Immigrants’ Rights Legal Fellow

Dec 09, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah seeks to hire a passionate and innovative full-time Immigrants’ Rights Legal Fellow to build upon our past and current litigation and lead new advocacy efforts in support of immigrant and refugee communities across Utah. The Immigrants’ Rights Legal Fellow is a newly-created position that will report to the Legal Director and work in close collaboration with the legal team and other staff members across the organization. 

2019 Annual Report

Dec 03, 2019

Welcome to the ACLU of Utah's 2019 Annual Report! This year, we created a year-end report that provides a simple visual overview -- using a Venn Diagram -- of how our strategic priorities mesh with our many accomplishments over the last 12 months.

ACLU of Utah in Court to Defend Utah Woman Charged with Lewdness in Her Home

Nov 22, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, ACLU of Utah's Senior Staff Attorney Leah Farrell argued at the court hearing that Utah's lewdness statue was unconstitutional because it treats women and men (and theit bodies) differently for the same offense. Intervenning on behalf of Tillie Buchanan, a Utah women charged with lewdeness for disrobing in front of her step-children after a messy home improvement project, Farrell argued that the current Utah lewdness law is based on gender stereotypes, and requires women to calculate if their actions would cause offence, when a man does not have to make the same determination. 

ACLU of Utah - 2019 Year In Review

Nov 15, 2019

Learn about the work the ACLU of Utah has accomplished in 2019.

Endgame for Operation Rio Grande

Nov 04, 2019

 As the high-profile law enf­­orcement campaign in downtown Salt Lake City winds down, addressing the long-term damage that it created is just beginning.

Fall 2019 - Liberty Reporter Newsmagazine

Oct 23, 2019

The Fall 2019 issue of Liberty Reporter newsmagazine is out--with a cover story about high-tech threats to Utahns' right to privacy, plus other stories on the 2020 legislative session, Smart Justice's campaign for greater transparency, and the ACLU of Utah's new voting rights campaign.   

Press Release: ACLU of Utah Plaintiffs Granted Major Victory in Weber County Gang Injunction Case

Oct 22, 2019

ACLU of Utah Plaintiffs Granted Major Victory in Weber County Gang Injunction Case Federal Court’s Ruling Vindicates Plaintiffs’ Rights, Raises Serious Questions Regarding Weber County Officials’ Statements to Court In a recent ruling, the federal District Court for the District of Utah awarded a major victory to Leland McCubbin and Daniel Lucero in a case involving Weber County’s actions in obtaining and serving a so-called gang injunction on them.  

ACLU of Utah Comment on Psychologist Licensing Act Rule

Oct 16, 2019

On October 2, 2019, the ACLU of Utah submitted a comment regarding the proposed rule to amend the definition of unprofessional conduct to prohibit the practice of conversion therapy in Utah. We believe this rule change will "protect minors in Utah from being subjected to the dangerous and debunked practice (sometimes referred to as conversion or reparative therapy) of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity." 

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