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Jon

Last year the ACLU released a groundbreaking report that chronicled in remarkable detail the vast racial injustices that persist throughout the United States with respect to enforcement of marijuana laws. It was not a pretty picture, but it was a story that had to be told.

Samaa

March is Women’s History Month! We're celebrating some of our favorite champions, from Maine and away.

Today, we’d like to highlight the work of Dorothy Height. Height was born on this day in 1912, in Richmond, Virginia. 

Each Friday, we’ll bring you updates on the latest civil liberties news from Maine and the nation.

LePage’s Emergency Bill LD 1811

Samaa

March is Women’s History Month! We're celebrating some of our favorite champions, from Maine and away.

Grainne

In response to the Governor’s recent proposal to amp up the failed War on Drugs by adding 14 new law enforcement positions, 4 new assistant attorney positions dedicated specifically to drug crimes, and four new district court judges that would exclusively hear and decide drug-related cases - there has been some discussion about also expanding the availability of drug courts here in Maine.

Jon

This morning I met with members of a working group that’s organizing a yearlong series of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Anna

Each Friday, we’ll bring you updates on the latest civil liberties news from Maine and the nation.

Let’s Hear It For the ACLU of Indiana

Anna

Our partner profiles highlight the broad range of individuals and organizations we work with to advance and protect the rights of all people in Maine.

Grainne

Good criminal justice reform news today to brighten this otherwise snowy morning! The New York Times reported that U.S Attorney General Eric Holder has endorsed a proposal by the Sentencing Commission that would change federal guidelines to reduce prison sentences for drugs crimes specifically related to sale of drugs.  The average federal sentence for dealing drugs is 62 months – this proposal would shorten that by about one year, to 51 months.

Samaa

March is Women’s History Month! We're celebrating some of our favorite champions, from Maine and away.

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