Yearly Archives: 2012

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…

ACLU Advocates for the Right to Challenge Warrantless Wiretapping

The ACLU appeared before the Supreme Court Monday morning to argue for the right of Americans to challenge a law that instituted a far-reaching and unconstitutional surveillance regime. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 dramatically expanded the government’s authority to monitor Americans’…

More Cause for Shock and Concern at the Border, says San Diego ACLU

The following statement can be attributed to Kevin Keenan, executive director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties. There has been yet another incident of fatal shooting of unarmed people at the U.S.-Mexico border—the third and fourth killings…

ACLU to Testify at the United Nations On Human Rights Abuses at the U.S.–Mexico Border

The American Civil Liberties Union is slated to present testimony today at the United Nations on human rights violations at the U.S.-Mexico border, including deaths as a result of the U.S. government’s border enforcement policy. The testimony will include details…