Both local activists and some in law enforcement are praising Tuesday’s guilty verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin.
Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill into law barring transgender students from competing in girls’ sports. Lee has previously said transgender athletes would “put a glass ceiling back over women.” I signed the bill to preserve women's athletics and ensure fair competition. This legislation responds to damaging federal policies that stand in opposition to […]
A new agreement will make it easier for the Nashville Community Bail Fund to get people out of jail. Earlier this year, the nonprofit sued Davidson County’s criminal court clerk, with help from the ACLU.
A new analysis from the American Civil Liberties Union finds that many of the countries largest cities — including Nashville and Memphis — saw reductions in both jail populations and crimes reported this spring. That could encourage officials to keep jail populations low.
In a late-night, last-minute vote, the Tennessee Senate passed what would become one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in the country. The measure (SB2196/HB2263) had been championed by Gov. Bill Lee, although he said it was not a priority once the coronavirus pandemic struck in the state.
A federal judge says women can still get surgical abortions while Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order is in place limiting non-essential medical procedures. In a ruling issued Friday night, Judge Bernard Friedman wrote that barring abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic “creates an undue burden on the right of women in Tennessee to choose to have […]
Advocates filed an emergency lawsuit in Tennessee this morning, urging the courts to allow women to get abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Listen / The American Civil Liberties Union, Rock The Vote, and several other groups filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the state of Tennessee of violating voter rights.
In response, the American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue state officials. Last year, more than 900 newborns were dependent on drugs in Tennessee.
State lawmakers want police to be able to use drones, but only in ways they specifically authorize. Some of the first proposed rules governing unmanned aircraft in Tennessee are cruising through the legislature.