Monthly Archives: August 2013

50 Years Later, Still Fighting for Voting Rights

  Among the biggest, but hidden, voter suppression issues of our times is the lack of access to voter registration opportunities and poor election administration systems. In a New York Times lead editorial this week addressing the March on Washington and…

ACLU Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

WASHINGTON – American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony D. Romero today released the following statement regarding the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: “The ACLU is extremely proud to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and…

ACLU Statement on Bradley Manning Sentence

A military court-martial today sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving classified material to WikiLeaks. Ben Wizner, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, had this reaction: When a soldier who…

Three San Diego County Police Chiefs Back TRUST Act to Limit Deportations

SAN DIEGO –  Momentum for support of California’s TRUST Act, a nationally watched bill that would limit deportations stemming from low-level arrests, continues to grow with endorsements of three of the county’s top law enforcement officers: San Diego Police Chief…

Five Law School Deans, 46 profs urge Gov. Brown on TRUST Act

Today, 51 leading legal scholars issued a detailed letter to California Governor Jerry Brown regarding the TRUST Act, a bill that seeks to limit deportations and rebuild community confidence in law enforcement. In the letter, the experts urge the Governor…