U.S. Supreme Court overturns lower court, rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 is constitutional

WASHINGTON – In a 6-2 decision today, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that Michigan’s Proposal 2 is constitutional. Proposal 2 is a 2006 ballot initiative that led to a state constitutional ban on race-conscious college admissions … Continue reading

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Detained asylum seekers sue Obama Administration to end long waits for initial interviews

SAN FRANCISCO — ACLU Foundation of Southern California, ACLU of Northern California, and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), along with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, today filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California … Continue reading

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How a father gets deported for a traffic violation

If you ask the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it doesn’t deport parents whose most serious crime is a traffic offense. 

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BREAKING: Settlement of Reed lawsuit delivers for students at 37 struggling L.A. schools

LOS ANGELES – Attorneys representing middle-school students who experienced huge teacher turnover due to budget-based layoffs have reached a historic agreement in the Reed v. State of California et al. lawsuit.

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ACLU SoCal calls on L.A. Sheriff John Scott to let Muslim inmates express their right to religious expression

LOS ANGELES—Today, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) sent a letter to Sheriff John Scott requesting an end to the Los Angeles Sheriff Department’s (LASD) current practice of denying Muslim inmates access to congregational prayer.

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California to comply with voter registration law according to settlement

SACRAMENTO – In a victory for voting rights, the state of California has agreed to mail voter registration cards to nearly 4 million Californians who have signed up for health insurance through the state health exchange, Covered California, and to … Continue reading

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Press Release: Parents and physicians declare victory, end Clovis sex education lawsuit

Today, parents and physicians dismissed their lawsuit against the Clovis Unified School District (CUSD), whose sex education curriculum was not in compliance with California state law. As a result of the lawsuit, the district has made dramatic improvements to sex … Continue reading

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Press Release: Attempt to repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act fails

LOS ANGELES — Today, the effort to repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act—California’s new law ensuring that all children have opportunities to do well in school—failed to qualify for the ballot.

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ACLU SoCal attorneys awarded 2014 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year for work in landmark case

LOS ANGELES – The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) is proud to announce that Deputy Legal Director Ahilan Arulanantham and Staff Attorney Michael Kaufman are recipients of California Lawyer magazine’s 2014 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) … Continue reading

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Press Release: ACLU condemns ICE for “bait-and-switch” courthouse policy

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) has learned that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) violated its commitment, announced on January 10, 2014, that it would no longer conduct enforcement actions at Kern County courthouses.

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