Vermont-ACLU

Rutland judge: State must provide bullying data to reporter

Rutland Superior Court Judge Helen Toor ruled that extracting and compiling data does not amount to the creation of a new record.

State halts facial recognition program to review legality

Database searches on behalf of outside agencies have raised concerns among migrant worker advocates, already leery of communication between the DMV and immigration authorities.

Judge tosses portions of suit claiming race bias, illegal search

He dismissed allegations against the Bennington Police Department and its chief, but allowed other claims against the town and two officers to go forward.

Margolis: Democracy needs a little secrecy

We need not know everything the government thought about doing but decided against, or every conversation that went into every decision.

ACLU of Vermont Issues Texas ‘Travel Advisory’

News Release — ACLU of Vermont May 9, 2017 Contact: James Lyall, executive director ACLU of Vermont, [email protected], 802-223-6304 x115. Traveling to Texas May Result in Violation of Constitutional Rights, ACLU Warns WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” today informing anyone planning to travel to Texas in the near future […]

Disagreement brews over police decertification bill

Problem officers can continue to work in law enforcement after on-the-job misconduct.

Vermont ACLU sues border agency over secrecy on travel ban

The state chapter joined others in New England to demand documents that might shed light on the treatment of travelers under President Trump’s executive orders.

ICE detains two more Migrant Justice activists

Enrique Balcazar was a member of Attorney General TJ Donovan’s recently created task force on immigration issues, which was initiated to formulate a local response to executive orders from President Donald Trump.

VTDigger gets more information on redacted EB-5 documents, drops lawsuit

Galloway says, “We believe the state is using the ‘relevant’ litigation exemption as a shield to prevent the public from understanding why officials failed to provide adequate oversight of the Jay Peak Projects.”

Vermont lawyers urge immigrants to take precautions

Anyone traveling should make sure someone in the U.S. has their flight information so if something goes wrong friends or family can contact a lawyer immediately.

Judge to rule on redaction of EB-5 records

Meanwhile, the Vermont Attorney General’s office has said it will charge VTDigger more than $200,000 for a request for records not already provided to the news organization.

Vermont ACLU hopes to send a message on traffic stop profiling

Bennington officers and the department are named for allegedly failing to train officers in proper search techniques.

State releases redacted EB-5 documents; VTDigger fights on

The news organization says the state is improperly using the litigation hold to avoid accountability.

Dozens rally in Winooski one week after fatal police shooting

Protesters urged police to release video footage of the shooting.