Texas Executes Intellectually Disabled Man, Violating Constitution

Texas Executes Intellectually Disabled Man, Violating Constitution

Robert Ladd, an intellectually disabled person with an IQ of 67, was executed on January 29 at 7:02 PM CT in Huntsville, Texas. His death violates the Supreme Court’s rulings that the Eighth Amendment prohibits executing the intellectually disabled as cruel and unusual punishment.

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Texas Muslim Capitol Day and Rep. White’s Comments

Texas Muslim Capitol Day and Rep. White’s Comments

On January 29 at Texas Muslim Capitol Day, Muslim Texans were the target of discrimination by Rep. Molly White. When politicians target people for their faith, everyone's liberty is at stake.

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Texas Smart-On-Crime Coalition

Texas Smart-On-Crime Coalition

We joined a diverse coalition of groups to support criminal justice reforms that will make the system more just and, at the same time, improve public safety for all Texans.

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Know Your Rights to Protest

Know Your Rights to Protest

Freedom of speech, of the press, of association, of assembly and petition — this set of guarantees, protected by the First Amendment, comprises what we refer to as freedom of expression. Know your rights and what to do if you're stopped by police.

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The ACLU of Texas is the premier advocate for civil rights and individual liberty in the Lone Star State. To defend the Constitution and keep America safe and free, we need the support of every Texan who cares about protecting our precious civil liberties.

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Request Legal Assistance/Solicitud de Asistencia Legal

Officially request legal help from an ACLU of Texas attorney. If you are concerned about whether the time for bringing your complaint is about to pass, you should consult with an attorney of your choice.

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Writer & Content Developer Position Opening

Writer & Content Developer Position Opening

The Writer & Content Developer develops original written content to support the organization’s advocacy, communications, public education, and marketing initiatives, working across multiple platforms and media.

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Administrative Assistant Position Opening

We seek an administrative professional who is on-the-ball, detail oriented, and has the skills and temperament to support busy executives.

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