“’I didn’t know’ is Sheriff Lee Baca’s refrain to every disturbing incident that comes to light. That stock answer is unacceptable,” said Hector Villagra, executive director of the ACLU of Southern California.
SAN BERNARDINO—The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) sued the County of San Bernardino today for violating the free speech rights of Efren Montiel Jimenez, a local artist.
LOS ANGELES – Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that police and prosecutors violated the Constitution by enforcing a gang injunction against residents of Orange County before giving them a meaningful opportunity to contest … Continue reading
LOS ANGELES – (Los Angeles) Today, the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) and a concerned taxpayer, Eric Preven, filed a lawsuit demanding that Los Angeles County and the Office of the County Counsel release invoices detailing the amounts of … Continue reading
LOS ANGELES — The Honorable S. James Otero denied motions by the Regents of the University of California and Brentwood School to set aside an earlier ruling that numerous land deals approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on … Continue reading
TEHACHAPI, CA – Today, the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) sent a letter to the California Correctional Institution (CCI) demanding that its … Continue reading
LOS ANGELES – The ACLU of California (ACLU CA) made significant progress toward protecting the civil liberties of all Californians through the state Legislature in 2013. This year, the ACLU played a central role in getting to the governor’s desk … Continue reading
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today vetoed a bill that would have modestly reformed California’s drug sentencing laws for simple possession, significantly reduced incarceration costs for counties and helped the state end its ongoing incarceration crisis.
SANTA ANA–In observance of World Homelessness Day, the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) announces the launch of its Dignity for All Project to address civil and human rights issues arising from homelessness. In any given year, Orange County, one … Continue reading
Sacramento – Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today that would increase access to safe, early abortion for California women. The bill, AB 154 was authored by Assembly member Toni Atkins (D-San Diego).