Yearly Archives: 2008

Condemn Checkpoints in Escondido

Escondido now operates more than 35 drivers’ license checkpoints a year, far more than any other local law enforcement agency in the county. The ACLU has spoken out against the excessive use of checkpoints, which are anathema to a free…

Fallbrook High Earns an “F” in Free Speech, ACLU Says in Suit

SAN DIEGO – Fallbrook High School and the Fallbrook Union High School District violated the fundamental free speech rights of students and faculty when the school’s principal censored the school newspaper, The Tomahawk, canceled the journalism class, terminated the newspaper’s…

CA Supreme Court Grants Review in Prop 8 Legal Challenges

November 19, 2008 (San Francisco)— Today the California Supreme Court granted review in the legal challenges to Proposition 8, which passed by a narrow margin of 52 percent on November 4. In an order issued today, the Court agreed to…

Legal Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Prop 8, Should It Pass

Nov. 5, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO – The American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a writ petition before the California Supreme Court today urging the court to invalidate Proposition 8 if it passes….

Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Who Married Before Prop 8 Should Still Be Honored, Even If It Passes

Nov. 5, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO – The California Attorney General, Equality California, and the nation’s leading LGBT legal groups agree that the marriages of the estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who married between June 16, 2008 and the possible passage of…