aclu-tn http://wmot.org en Assessing the 107th Tenn. General Assembly http://wmot.org/post/assessing-107th-tenn-general-assembly <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;WMOT&nbsp;News is giving&nbsp;community leaders from across the political spectrum a chance to comment on the just completed 107<sup>th</sup> Tennessee General Assembly. Today we look at the the views of Hedy Weinberg, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 11:18:58 +0000 Mike Osborne 10746 at http://wmot.org ACLU to Challenge "Monkey" Law http://wmot.org/post/aclu-challenge-monkey-law <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it&rsquo;s already talking to potential plaintiffs about challenging Tennessee&rsquo;s so-called &quot;monkey law.&quot;</p><p>The measure became law Tuesday without Governor Haslam&rsquo;s signature. The governor complained that the bill would likely cause confusion, but also noted that it passed with comfortable margins in both chambers of the Tennessee legislature.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:58:20 +0000 Mike Osborne 9719 at http://wmot.org Lobbyist Not Backing Down from Gay Controversy http://wmot.org/post/lobbyist-not-backing-down-gay-controversy <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A lobbyist for the conservative Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT) is standing his ground following revelations that he helped orchestrate the passage of a new state law that nullified Nashville&rsquo;s anti-gay bias regulations.</p><p>A string of emails between FACT&#39;s David Fowler and state legislators came to light as part of a lawsuit challenging Tennessee&rsquo;s new Equal Access to Intrastate Commerce Act, signed into law in May.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:27:36 +0000 AP/WMOT 4073 at http://wmot.org Lobbyist Not Backing Down from Gay Controversy ACLU-Tennessee Holds Online Privacy Discussions http://wmot.org/post/aclu-tennessee-holds-online-privacy-discussions <p><strong>Nashville, Tenn (AP/WMOT)</strong> Online privacy is the subject this week as the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee conducts a series of panel discussions statewide.</p><p>ACLU representatives will speak today in Knoxville, tomorrow here in Middle Tennessee and Wednesday in Memphis.</p><p>In a news release, the ACLU contends the laws that protect our privacy have not kept pace with social and technological change.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:35:33 +0000 AP/WMOT 3630 at http://wmot.org ACLU-Tennessee Holds Online Privacy Discussions Occupy Nashville Wins "Temporary" Victory http://wmot.org/post/occupy-nashville-wins-temporary-victory <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The state of Tennessee has agreed, at least temporarily, to stop enforcing a new curfew used to dislodge Occupy Nashville protesters from the grounds around the Tennessee Capitol.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The protesters went to federal court yesterday seeking a temporary restraining order against Gov. Bill Haslam saying the curfew and arrests of dozens of supporters violated their rights to free speech and freedom of assembly.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:45:31 +0000 Mike Osborne 3421 at http://wmot.org