Monthly Archives: January 2013

Women in Combat: Policy Finally Meets Reality

Until today, official United States policy banned all women from being assigned to ground combat units. The policy was military-wide and covered an entire gender – no exceptions for women who were fast, strong, excellent marksmen, good at keeping calm…

California Failing to Deliver Vital Instruction to Thousands of English Learner Students

The ACLU of California, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP today warned state education officials of possible litigation if they do not act immediately to provide essential language instruction to…

State Leaders, Women’s Groups Mark 40th Anniversary of Roe by Introducing Bill to Improve Access to Abortion Services

SACRAMENTO – On the 40th Anniversary of the landmark decision Roe v. Wade, state leaders, women’s health and rights groups, announced the introduction of a bill that would improve abortion access. The bill, AB 154, authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins…

Oceanside Unchains the Melody

When a street musician was cited and found guilty of violating an Oceanside municipal code banning any form of live music on any public sidewalk, he reached out to the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, believing his free…

Contraception Rule Case Advances

Yesterday the ACLU filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the first challenge to the federal contraceptive rule to reach an appeals court on the merits. The federal contraceptive rule requires health plans to cover contraception without a co-pay, and despite the…