Today, Republican state lawmakers proposed legislation that would bar trans athletes from competing in school sports. The bills, introduced by State Rep. Barbara Dittrich, a Republican from Oconomowoc, would prevent transgender student athletes from participating in women’s sports. Per the proposed legislation, transgender students would be allowed to participate in sports specifically designated as coed. […]
A bill introduced in the Wisconsin senate in April would require local governments to obey state and federal immigration enforcement laws. In a heated public hearing today, supporters and opponents argued about the bill in front of a committee. The bill would prevent Wisconsin municipalities and counties from creating a safe haven for undocumented immigrants. […]
Today’s show is all about civil disobedience: the history and practice, strategies, and its role in public and political life. Our guests for the hour are from the ACLU of Wisconsin: Emilio De Torre, director of community engagement, and Molly Collins, advocacy director. We begin with a recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last speech, […]
Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks to Jan about the recent Republican-led Wisconsin legislature’s efforts to strip away powers of the incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers and other incoming elected officials.
A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union and The University of Chicago Law School details widespread abuse of immigrant children by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Today on the show, host Esty Dinur speaks with two lawyers who helped author the report. Mitra Ebadolahi is Border Litigation Project Staff Attorney at ACLU of San Diego […]
Carousel Bayrd speaks with Chris Ott, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, about the three ‘riot’ bills currently in legislation, Senate Bill 303, 304, and 305 and Assembly Bills 395, 396, and 397. These bills would lower the threshold for the legal definition of a riot to “a public disturbance” that involves “at […]