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Kern County Agrees to Ensure Public Access to Courts During Pandemic

BAKERSFIELD — The Kern County Superior Court has agreed, in the settlement of a lawsuit, to provide in-person access to court proceedings that had been cut off during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also agreed to provide remote audio access to proceedings.

January 11, 2021

ACLU SoCal Unveils Massive Public Art Mural

LOS ANGELES — Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California unveils a massive mural that in the tradition of public artworks depicts major figures in the fight for civil liberties and civil rights in Southern California.

January 8, 2021

ACLU Statement on Violence at the U.S. Capitol Building

NEW YORK – In response to the violence at the U.S. Capitol building, delaying the certification of the Electoral College tally, ACLU leaders issued the following statements:

American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony D. Romero said:

January 6, 2021

Court Orders 50 Percent Reduction in Orange County Jail Population

SANTA ANA — The Orange County Superior Court today ordered a reduction of 50 percent of the population in the county’s jails in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, and Munger, Tolles & Olsen LLP.

December 11, 2020

Lawsuit: Sexual Harassment, Inhumane Conditions in O.C. Homeless Shelters

SANTA ANA — To spend nights in Orange County emergency shelters for people experiencing homelessness, women have had to endure relentless sexual harassment, including highly invasive body searches and voyeurism from staff members, as well as unchecked groping and lewd propositions.

December 10, 2020