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Get Ready to Vote!

  • September 29, 2014
  • Posted in News

Nothing is more fundamental to our democracy than the right to vote, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky (ACLU of KY ) is committed to protecting voting rights and ensuring that every citizen maintains that right. Visit our special election website to get information on everything you need to know before you head […]

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KACo Recommends Kentucky Jailers Refuse to Honor ICE Detainers

  • September 23, 2014
  • Posted in Immigrants' Rights

On Sept. 15th, the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) issued a memorandum to Kentucky’s jailers regarding the legality of detaining individuals solely on the basis of an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detainer. KACo issued its memorandum after it “received inquiries” from various jailers about the issue after the ACLU of Kentucky sent a letter to all […]

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Death Row Exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth Tours Kentucky in November

  • September 22, 2014
  • Posted in Abolition of the Death Penalty

A honorably discharged former Marine, Kirk Bloodsworth is the first person in the United States exonerated from death row by DNA testing. In 1984 he was arrested for the rape and murder of nine-year-old girl. He was sentenced to death in Maryland in 1985. In 1992, Kirk read about a new forensic breakthrough called DNA […]

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