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Free Speech; Participatory Democracy; Racial Justice; Immigrants’ Rights; Religious Liberty & Freedom of Belief; Privacy & Technology; Reproductive Freedom; Criminal Justice Reform; and Equality For All!
Free Speech; Participatory Democracy; Racial Justice; Immigrants’ Rights; Religious Liberty & Freedom of Belief; Privacy & Technology; Reproductive Freedom; Criminal Justice Reform; and Equality For All!

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Under the Fourth Amendment, police must get a warrant before searching items or places in which people have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

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 The ACLU of Utah and ACLU filed a legal brief in support of a Utah paramedic whose Fourth Amendment rights were violated when police swept up his confidential prescription records in a dragnet search.

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"We believe that it is possible to achieve significant change in Utah's criminal justice and correctional systems — change that results in safer and more stable communities, while at the same time maintaining a fair and just system and keeping communities, families and individual lives intact whenever possible." - Anna Brower, ACLu of Utah Public Policy Advocate

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The national ACLU has created a complete, and easily searchable, database of documents to help facilitate the public debate on the legality and propriety of the government's surveillance practices.

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Join us for a deliberative discussion about local use of military tools.

Annual Civil Rights Forum 
Weber State University
April 9, 10:45 a.m.
Wildcat Theatre, Shepherd Union

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Monday, April 7, 6 pm, at Library Square in Salt Lake City. Join us for a send-off celebration of the plaintiff couples and legal team in Kitchen v. Herbert as they head to Denver.

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The ACLU of Utah is proud to be a founding member of Utah Unites for Marriage, a broad and diverse coalition who are joining together to support the freedom to marry.

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On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, U.S. Federal Judge Kimball heard oral arguments in the ACLU of Utah’s case Evans et al. v. State of Utah et al. We argued that Utah must recognize the marriages of all the same-sex couples who were given county licenses, and legally wed, after a Federal Court decision on December 20, 2013, declared that Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional. 

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On March 4, 2014, the ACLU of Utah, the ACLU of Oklahoma, and the ACLU LGBT Project filed an amicus brief in Kitchen v. Herbert on behalf of themselves and 19 other civil rights organizations.  We argue that laws subjecting LGBT people to unequal treatment must be subjected to heightened scrutiny by the courts.  
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