Monthly Archives: November 2012

ACLU Challenges Defense Department’s Policy Excluding Women from Combat

SAN FRANCISCO – The Defense Department’s longstanding policy barring women from thousands of ground combat positions was challenged today in a federal lawsuit by four servicewomen and the Service Women’s Action Network. The plaintiffs are represented by the American Civil…

ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Mandatory Immigration Lock-up

Gayle v. Napolitano is a class action lawsuit filed today on behalf of hundreds of immigrants in New Jersey subject to mandatory immigration detention. The lawsuit challenges the federal government’s policy of locking up immigrants in deportation proceedings without any…

Marriage Equality Sweeps the Nation

The nation has just had a marriage moment – a tipping point where voters in at least two states have affirmed the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.  The vote illustrates that the country is getting squarely behind the notion that…

San Diego ACLU Seeks to Gag SDGE’s Gag Order Request

SAN DIEGO – In a brief filed yesterday, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties defended the First Amendment against an unjustified attempt to impose a gag order on the parties to a controversial discrimination case against San Diego…