Local, elected prosecutors in Virginia hold tremendous influence over the criminal justice system but face few challenges to their authority.
The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus in the ACLU of Virginia will host four Voices for the Vote Rallies across the Commonwealth.
The ACLU of Virginia applauds Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the voting rights of 206,000 Virginians convicted of felonies.
ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga commented on the compromise from legislators to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s amendments to the electric chair bill.
An appeals court ruled in favor of a transgender male student in his challenge to Gloucester High School’s discriminatory restroom policy.
The ACLU of Virginia is urging a veto of a bill that would require public schools to notify parents of “sexually explicit content” in educational materials.
The ACLU of Virginia has repeated its call on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to act now to restore the voting rights of hundreds of thousands of Virginians.
The Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology voted Monday to advance a bill that would effectively sanction a form of LGBT discrimination.
The ACLU of Virginia has asked a House of Delegates committee to approve a bill that would decriminalize use of profanity in public.
The ACLU argued that the State Board of Elections should not grant a Republican request to withdraw a requirement that primary voters affirm their party ID.
The ACLU of Virginia has called on Gov. McAuliffe to stop the practice of solitary confinement in the state’s prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers.
The ACLU of Virginia today announced its support for the Virginia Electronic Privacy Communications Act.
Virginia’s leading advocates for LGBT rights denounced an all-out attack on the rights of that community in nine bills currently before the legislature.
The ACLU of Virginia released the following statement regarding publication of the full report of the Governor’s Commission on Parole Review.
The ACLU has called on Attorney General Mark Herring to change his stance on law enforcement’s ability to seize property without a criminal conviction.
The City of Petersburg and its mayor have agreed to a settlement in the case of a resident who was denied the right to speak at a city council meeting because he had not paid an unrelated fine to the city.
ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga issued the following statement on comments made by Roanoke Mayor David Bowers concerning Syrian refugees.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that Virginia will not be among the states that are seeking to block Syrian refugees in the wake of terrorist attacks on France last week.
The ACLU of Virginia’s new, free smart phone app – titled Mobile Justice VA – gives users new power to document law enforcement situations for review by ACLU attorneys.
The ACLU of Virginia, the ACLU of the National Capitol Area and the national ACLU today filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the cancellation of the Washington National Football League team’s trademarks on the grounds they are “disparaging.”
Virginia voters who are denied access or have other problems at the polls this Election Day are encouraged to call or write the ACLU of Virginia for help.