American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico New Mexico's Guardian of Liberty since 1962 2015-02-19T19:08:44Z https://www.aclu-nm.org/feed/atom/ Micah McCoy <![CDATA[New Bill Would End Policing for Profit in New Mexico]]> https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1867 2015-02-19T19:08:44Z 2015-02-19T17:43:00Z SANTA FE, NM—Today, Republican Representative Zachary J. Cook introduced a bill designed to end civil asset forfeiture—also known as “policing for profit”—in New Mexico. This unfair practice allows police to seize and keep property of citizens who haven’t even been

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Micah McCoy <![CDATA[ACLU Regional Center for Border Rights Condemns License Repeal Vote]]> https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1865 2015-02-13T18:16:14Z 2015-02-13T18:16:14Z   LAS CRUCES, NM—Today, the ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center of Border Rights condemned the New Mexico State House vote to repeal the law that permits undocumented immigrants to obtain New Mexico drivers licenses. The following statement can be

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Micah McCoy <![CDATA[Kicked Out of Denny’s for Being Gay]]> https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1858 2015-02-04T21:17:37Z 2015-02-02T18:27:12Z DEMING, NM–Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico announced that it is representing a group from the Deming Pride organization who allege that employees at a Denny’s restaurant in Deming, NM refused them service, called them homophobic

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Micah McCoy <![CDATA[ACLU Defends Environmental Advocate against Illegal “SLAPP” Suit]]> https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1856 2015-01-28T16:46:59Z 2015-01-28T16:37:58Z ACLU alleges that Interstate Stream Commission attempted to bully concerned citizen into silence ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico announced that it is defending Norman Guame, an environmental advocate, against a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public

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Micah McCoy <![CDATA[2015 Legislative Session Preview]]> https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1851 2015-01-20T18:27:13Z 2015-01-16T23:28:11Z Following the recent shakeup in the legislature, bills that would substantially undermine civil liberties in New Mexico now have a much greater chance of passing during the 2015 legislative session. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico is gearing

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Micah McCoy <![CDATA[ACLU Responds to Indictment of Boyd Shooters]]> https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1842 2015-01-12T20:42:45Z 2015-01-12T20:37:00Z ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico responded to the news that the Albuquerque District Attorney’s Office will charge Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officer Dominique Perez and former APD officer Keith Sandy with murder for the

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Micah McCoy <![CDATA[Police Shouldn’t Just Film Themselves Being Santa’s Helpers]]> https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1829 2014-12-18T22:48:19Z 2014-12-18T18:23:53Z By Micah McCoy, Communications Director You may have seen the viral video making the rounds on social media: a millionaire “Secret Santa” donated $100,000 to the sheriff’s department in Jackson County, Missouri, to hand out to the less fortunate in the

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Micah McCoy <![CDATA[Job Announcement: Attorney – Reproductive Freedom Fellowship]]> https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1823 2015-01-27T19:52:48Z 2014-11-25T20:33:09Z Position Overview Under the direction of the Legal Director, the Reproductive Freedom Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to provide logistical support for implementing the legal components of the ACLU of New Mexico’s reproductive freedom campaign. The legal fellow will also

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Micah McCoy <![CDATA[Job Announcement: Communications Associate]]> https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1822 2014-11-25T19:31:31Z 2014-11-25T19:30:01Z POSITION OVERVIEW The ACLU of New Mexico is a non-partisan, non-profit public interest organization devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. Its staff and volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional atmosphere with offices in Albuquerque and Las

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Micah McCoy <![CDATA[Job Announcement: Attorney – Civil Rights Fellow]]> https://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1820 2014-11-25T19:23:07Z 2014-11-25T19:23:07Z Position Overview   Under the direction of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico’s Legal Director, the Civil Rights Fellow will collaborate with Mexican human rights attorneys to prevent the U.S. government from depriving undocumented immigrants of their personal

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