Del. AG Jennings Introduces Abortion Legal Helpline

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A public-private non-profit initiative has led to the creation of the Delaware Attorney General’s Abortion Legal Helpline. According to Attorney General Kathy Jennings, the helpline will offer free legal advice for anyone in search of guidance following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision that overturns Roe v. Wade and leaves abortion-related matters to the states.…

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More Plaintiffs Allege Abuse At SCI

More plaintiffs are coming forward with allegations of abuse committed by correctional officers at Sussex Correctional Institution. The ACLU of Delaware and Whiteford Taylor Preston LLC are amending the complaint that was originally filed by two offenders in December. According to the amended complaint, more than 30 officers have been perpetrators of abuse.It also alleges…

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Seaford Votes To Stay Enforcement Of Fetal Remains Ordinance

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Seaford city officials will ‘stay’ the enforcement of an ordinance that would regulate the disposal of fetal remains following an abortion that’s conducted within the city. Council members and the mayor met Thursday in a special session. Potential legal action against the city was also discussed during an executive session. “The motion that is going…

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Del. Group Seeks More Transparency Of Police Investigations

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There is a call for more police reform in Delaware. The ACLU of Delaware, the NAACP of Delaware and other organizations have begun the ‘Delaware: Police Accountability NOW’ campaign. The group made its announcement one day after former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for the death of George Floyd. “Chauvin’s conviction was an…

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Kent Co. Agrees To Reassess Property In School Funding Case

Kent County has reached agreement in a school funding case to conduct a property reassessment for the first time since 1987. Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP of Delaware, along with the ACLU of Delaware and Community Legal Aid Society, announced the resolution Thursday, similar to a previous agreement in New Castle County. Plaintiffs…

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‘Clean Slate’ Initiative Takes Shape In Del.

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A ‘clean slate’ campaign is underway in Delaware. The ACLU of Delaware and other coalitions and advocates are looking to build on a national movement to ‘automate the clearing of criminal records after a period of time.’ They said this would allow people who have served their debt to society to move on with their…

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Lawsuit Challenging Mailed Ballot Deadline Fails

A Vice Chancellor with Delaware’s Court of Chancery issued an opinion Friday that rejected a lawsuit which sought to extend the deadline for mailed and absentee ballots to be counted. The League of Women Voters and the ACLU of Delaware went to court, contending that the vote-by-mail option approved by the General Assembly as a…

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