Communications Director's blog

Federal appeals court in Boston rules 3-0 against DOMA

Great news today, DOMA is unconstitutional says federal appeals court in Boston! Our friends at GLAD brought this challenge, and the ACLU joined with 30 civil rights and legal organizations in support.

ACLU of Massachusetts executive director Carol Rose blogged the hearing in April that led to today's decision, and here is more on ACLU work for marriage equality.

Study finds three Massachusetts cities overuse arrests at schools

Ground-breaking report on Springfield, Worcester, and Boston schools by ACLU and Citizens for Juvenile Justice uncovers significant racial disparities as well as arrests for disruptions once handled by schools and parents.

At Liberty: Friday, April 13, 2012

It's not the First Amendment for nothing. We're highlighting ways
people are using their freedom of expression and other liberties.

The web can't do justice to the ICA's new exhibit of work by Charline von Heyl, with just a standard news release and perfunctory online slideshow. In fact, the contrast between that virtual flatness and how von Heyl's work looks in person is a testament to her skill. Pieces on display through July 15 are variously huge, almost microscopically intricate, and somehow seem brighter than possible. As my friend Liz Colburn-Moraites wrote after visiting this week, "This exhibit is absolutely fantastic, she breaks the bounds of painting. Slides of her work do not do them justice. You must give her work time to draw you in and then it engulfs you." - CO

Court prohibits religious restrictions on government-funded trafficking victims' program

ACLU challenged distribution of funds with prohibition on use for contraceptive and abortion referrals and services.

Justice is supposed to be blind, but not investigators

The ACLU responds to the killing of Trayvon Martin, from Florida to Massachusetts