Yearly Archives: 2012

Freedom of Speech Upheld in ACLU Lawsuit Against Escondido

The City of Escondido agreed to uphold the First Amendment right of individuals to protest and record the Escondido Police Department’s controversial traffic checkpoint program, in a settlement filed today in federal court. The settlement concludes part of a case filed earlier…

Border Agents Harass Americans Taking Pictures, Threaten to Smash Cameras

SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s policy and practice of prohibiting the use of cameras and video recorders at or near U.S. ports of entry is unconstitutional, said the American Civil Liberties Union Border Affiliates and the law…

Know Your Rights: A Californian’s Guide to Voting!

A Voting Checklist Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th  You must be registered to vote.  You can check to make sure you are  registered to vote this November in San Diego county here. If You Vote in Person, You Need to…

Federal Appeals Court Declares “Defense of Marriage Act” Unconstitutional

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court ruled today that the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) unconstitutionally discriminates against married same-sex couples. In striking down DOMA, the court held that government discrimination against lesbians and gay men now is…

San Diego ACLU Statement on Potential SDGE Gag Order

We understand lawyers for San Diego Gas & Electric Company believe that recent publicity may impact the upcoming trial concerning alleged discrimination by SDG&E, which is set for October 19 in San Diego Superior Court. According to the lawyers, “SDG&E…