Since the election of President Trump, the American Civil Liberties Union has experienced a surge of membership and donations across the country. The ACLU reports that it has collected over $80 million since November. As it nears it’s 97th birthday, the civil rights advocate finds itself with plenty of work to do. Here in Wisconsin, […]
Despite Trump’s executive order and memorandum to once again continue construction of several oil pipelines, efforts continue to block these process. The ACLU has filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of several lawsuits arguing that these pipelines violate religious rights and have the potential of causing irreparable harm to Indian tribal lands […]
After President Trump signed an order banning immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from traveling to the U.S., many travelers were detained and thousands are left questioning their options. Karyn Rotker of the Wisconsin ACLU joined the Buzz to talk about what’s being done to protect immigrants and inform them of their rights.
We begin the show with Larry Dupuis, legal director with the ACLU of Wisconsin, who recently filed a lawsuit challenging conditions at Wisconsin’s youth prison. Next, Esty is joined by organizers and speakers of the No Child Behind Bars tour, Amanda Weatherspoon and Nadya Tannous, and local activist Brandi Grayson. Amanda Weatherspoon is a Unitarian Universalist minister […]
Voting rights have been under attack for the past number of years, under the thinly-veiled guise of “trying to prevent voter fraud” — even admitted by Wisconsin legislators. Just within the past several weeks, though, federal courts have struck down some of these laws, which U.S. District Judge James Peterson states “…suppress the reliably Democratic […]
The ACLU sent the Madison Police Department a letter urging the department to change the way it works with landlords to police rental housing, suggesting some practices may violate federal law and standards. The city has been slow to issue an official response. A staff attorney for the ACLU says what happens next will depend on MPD’s response.