The ACLU of Virginia has filed a federal lawsuit against the Town of Richlands in Southwest Virginia for violating the free speech and religious freedom rights of a local business owner who is effectively banned from reading tarot cards as part of his business.
Reginald Latson is a young man with an intellectual disability and on the autism spectrum. In early 2014, he was arrested and criminally charged in a shocking overuse of state force, then confined to a state prison and held in solitary confinement for the better part of eight months.
The ACLU of Virginia filed a lawsuit against Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins and the local board of supervisors over an unauthorized agreement with the federal government – known as a 287(g) Agreement – to use county resources to enforce federal immigration laws. Under the 287(g) Agreement
The ACLU of Virginia and the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Mr. Nicolas Reyes. Mr. Reyes is a prisoner in Red Onion State Prison and has been held in solitary confinement for 12 and a half years.
The ACLU of Virginia joined the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood Federation of America in filing a lawsuit to overturn several core components of Virginia’s longstanding, unconstitutional abortion restrictions.
The ACLU and ACLU of Virginia have filed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges against the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) and Fairfax County for retaliation on behalf of Battalion Chiefs Kathleen Stanley and Cheri Zosh.