Monthly Archives: May 2011

La Jolla High School Principal Orders Senior Benches Be Removed

UPDATE: After the ACLU issued the following press release, the School District agreed to order Principal Shelburne not to remove the benches prior to next week’s court hearing. — In a rash act of administrative arrogance, the Principal of La…

ACLU Testifies Before Congress Against Unconstitutional Detention of Immigrants

WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union today told Congress that immigrants should not be detained for indefinite or prolonged periods of time without a judicial hearing before an immigration judge. In testimony presented to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on…

ACLU Applauds Rep. Bob Filner’s Leadership in Protecting America’s Privacy Rights

As Congress prepares to vote this week on a brokered deal to extend the Patriot Act for another four years, San Diego/Imperial Representative Bob Filner decisively challenged its renewal without improvements to add more oversight or set limits to authorities’…

Supreme Court Orders California to Reduce Prison Population

The U.S. Supreme Court did the right thing by ordering the state of California to reduce its prison population over the next two years in order to alleviate extreme overcrowding that endangers the health and safety of the state’s prisoners…

ACLU Disappointed in Congress’s Deal to Extend Patriot Act

In a surprise move late last night, Democratic leaders in the Senate and Republican leaders in the House brokered a deal extending the Patriot Act’s expiring provisions for another four years without any reforms or oversight. “This compromising of our…