American Civil Liberties Union

1:49 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Beshear Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has vetoed the controversial ‘religious freedom’ bill.


The legislation would allow residents to ignore any laws or regulations that violate tenets of their faith. But opponents argued it could threaten civil rights protections for racial minorities, women and LGBT residents.

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8:16 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Officials Consider Closing Illinois Super Max Prison

The Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability met yesterday to hear testimony on the closure of the Tamms Correctional Center in far southern Illinois. While locals championed the facility’s benefits …human rights groups and inmates’ families urged the state to shutter its only Super Max prison.

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