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BAKERSFIELD — A cornerstone of our democracy is that court hearings and trials are not held in secret. But that's what happening in Kern County Superior Court where proceedings — including jury trials — are being held out of public view. In-person access was originally cut off because of the COVID
SACRAMENTO, CA — Today the California State Senate passed Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 6, which would restore voting rights to over 50,000 Californians after release from prison. ACA 6, authored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), passed with a 28-9 vote in the Senate, receivi
CORONA, CA — The city of Corona in Riverside County has agreed to pay Daniel Valenzuela $35,000 in response to an official complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California. In January 2019, Corona police officers detained Valenzuela on the side of the road
Rent a Scooter in L. A. and the City Government Knows Your Every Move
LOS ANGELES — Renting an electric scooter should not give the government the right to trace your every move — where you start, where you end, and all stops, twists, and turns in between.
LOS ANGELES — Last night, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California filed an emergency lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles and individuals challenging the draconian, unconstitutional curfews imposed to crack down on protests against systemic police violence toward Black people.