Sep 16, 2021
The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah seeks to hire a passionate and innovative Intake Coordinator to build upon our past and current system for reviewing, processing, responding to, and internally addressing requests for help by individuals who live in, visit, or pass through the State of Utah.
Sep 14, 2021
Abortion is safe, legal, and accessible in Utah right now and we intend to keep it that way.
Sep 07, 2021
The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah seeks a full-time position of Paralegal within its Legal Department. The ACLU of Utah’s Legal Department litigates in trial and appellate courts at the state and federal levels to protect the civil rights and civil liberties of all individuals in Utah. The Legal Department maintains an active litigation case load across a variety of issues and engages in other forms of legal advocacy outside of the courtroom.
Aug 26, 2021
With students returning to school this month, the ACLU of Utah wants to remind everyone that students do not check their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door. Public schools have a responsibility to create a safe and equitable learning environment for ALL students. We have collected local and national ACLU Know Your Rights materials to help students maintain their rights at school.
Jul 13, 2021
ACLU of Utah and Holland & Hart Settle Civil Rights Lawsuit on Behalf of Donna Miller
SALT LAKE CITY (July 14, 2021) – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah Foundation, Inc. (ACLU) and Holland & Hart LLP announced a settlement in a civil rights lawsuit filed against the Murray City Police Department on behalf of Donna Miller, a 62-year-old Black woman.
Jul 12, 2021
ACLU of Utah Statement on ‘Back the Blue’ Hate Crime Enhancement in Garfield County
July 12, 2021 | We are extremely troubled and disappointed by the recent decision of the Garfield County Attorney's office to add a hate crime enhancement to charges against an individual alleged to have stomped on a "Back the Blue" sign and ‘crumble[d] it in a destructive manner’ because a police officer alleges that she was 'smirking in an intimidating manner' towards him. This kind of charging decision sends an extremely chilling message to the community that the government will seek harsher punishment for people charged with crimes who disagree with police actions. This concern is even greater because we do not view the enhancement as supportable under the language of the statute. We consistently warn that enhancements are oftentimes used to single out unpopular groups or messages rather than provide protections for marginalized communities. This case...
Jun 07, 2021
Stories from the Inside: Incarceration in the time of COVID-19.
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic created the unique challenge for the ACLU of Utah to understand the extent and damage caused by virus outbreaks in Utah’s jails and prisons. As a result, we have had to rely on letters from incarcerated individuals inside jails and prisons to tell us and others what is really happening.
May 26, 2021
As more Utahns gain access to COVID-19 vaccines, a logical next step is to rely on technological credentialing systems—accessed through a smartphone app or website—to confirm whether a person is vaccinated. While it may be tempting to seek shiny, high-tech solutions to create these “vaccine passports” in Utah, these decisions should be approached cautiously and with careful consideration to protect privacy, promote equity, and ensure transparency in any system.