Daily Archives: 01/27/2012

Founding of the ACLU: 1920s

When Roger Baldwin founded the ACLU in 1920, civil liberties were in a sorry state. Citizens were sitting in jail for holding antiwar views. U.S. Attorney General Palmer was conducting raids upon aliens suspected of holding unorthodox opinions. Racial segregation…

Advocate for Individual Rights: Litigation, Legislation and Education

The American Civil Liberties Union is the nation’s foremost advocate of individual rights – litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States. The ACLU has won important victories in…

Judge Rules that State Must Begin to Dismantle Its ‘Pay to Learn’ System

(Los Angeles)-The California ACLU affiliates today won a major victory in Los Angeles Superior Court.  Judge Carl West denied motions by the State and the State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, and California Department of Education…