Monthly Archives: June 2012

San Diego ACLU Says Health Care Decision “Especially Welcome” for Women, Minorities

The U.S. Supreme Court decision today upheld the linchpin of the Affordable Care Act by ruling 5-4 that the government can tax individuals who choose not to buy health insurance. The principal opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts….

SB 35 Will Increase Voter Registration Opportunities

*** Update! California stands alone in the nation in dramatically increasing—rather than suppressing—opportunities for voter registration among low-income voters, students and persons with disabilities with yesterday’s signing by Governor Jerry Brown of SB 35, Senator Alex Padilla’s bill to help qualified…

Supreme Court Rejects 3 of 4 Provisions in Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Early this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision on Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, SB 1070.  Today, more than sixty organizations comprising faith, law enforcement, civil rights, legal, labor, social service and political organizations united at a press conference to…

Supreme Court Decision on Arizona Law – San Diego ACLU Statement

The following statement can be attributed to Kevin Keenan, executive director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties. Certainly today’s decision could have been worse. On the positive side, the Supreme Court clearly reasserted that the federal government…

Supreme Court to Rule on Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant SB 1070 Any Day

We expect a Court decision on SB 1070’s constitutionality in Arizona v. United States any day between now and June 29th or so.  We hope for a positive outcome, but most analysts are predicting that the Court will uphold much…