Yearly Archives: 2013

TRUST Act: Landmark Law Expected to Decrease Deportations in California

  The TRUST Act, a landmark law which is expected to decrease deportations in California and restore trust in local law enforcement, will go into effect this Wednesday, January 1st along with other pro-immigrant measures. These bills are expected to…

ACLU Comment on Ruling in NSA Lawsuit

WASHINGTON – A federal court ruled today that the NSA’s mass call-tracking program violates the Constitution. The lawsuit was filed in Washington by activist Larry Klayman. The American Civil Liberties Union is currently litigating a similar legal challenge in New…

Federal Judge Orders Removal of Improper Government Religious Display on Mt. Soledad

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge, the Hon. Larry A. Burns, issued an order from the bench today declaring that the government’s display of a 43-foot Latin cross on Mt. Soledad in California violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution….

Mourning—but Celebrating—Nelson Mandela

  American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony D. Romero’s statement on the death of Nelson Mandela:  The ACLU mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, the revered international symbol of freedom who meant so much to people across the world,…

Merry Christmas from the ACLU!

  Every year at about this time, the ACLU begins receiving scores of Christmas cards, generally unsigned, almost always without return addresses.  Many are simple and nice.  But some call on us to have a “Merry Christmas—whether you like it…