News from the ACLU of LA
Open Letter to University of Louisiana at Lafayette Regarding LGBT Studies
On Friday, July 13, 2012 the ACLU of Louisiana sent an open letter to ULL President Dr. Joseph Savoie, commending the university on its decision to offer the first LGBT studies minor available to students in Louisiana.
Releasing Low-Risk Elderly Prisoners Would Save Billions of Dollars While Protecting Public Safety, ACLU Report Finds
States including Louisiana could save on average more than $66,000 year for each elderly prisoner they needlessly keep behind bars, a new report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union finds.
Court Rules that City Cannot Retain Property Without Showing Need
Today the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal vacated its earlier opinion and ruled that Erroll Houston is entitled to a hearing to secure the return of his firearm, seized and held by the New Orleans Police Department even though no criminal charges have been pursued against him.
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