Monthly Archives: June 2014

Constitution Applies on Foreign Soil Says Federal Appeals Court

  * * * * * UPDATE –  January 21, 2015 A full panel of the Fifth Circuit reheard Hernandez v. U.S. today. You can listen to the hour-long oral argument here. * * * * * June 30, 2014 In a momentous…

ACLU Investigating Escondido’s Hasty Decision on Shelter

  SAN DIEGO – Concerned that the City of Escondido may once again be undermining the rights of immigrants in its community and possibly violating the law, the San Diego ACLU requested a number of records related to the Escondido Planning…

ACLU Reaction to Supreme Court Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Ruling

  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot buffer zone outside abortion clinics in the state. The Supreme Court’s ruling reverses a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit…

ACLU of California Endorses SB 396 to Right Serious State Wrongs

  SACRAMENTO – Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of Proposition 187, the divisive initiative passed by California voters in 1994 that sought to deny many public services to undocumented immigrants. Most provisions of the unconstitutional law were…

California: Let’s put a hold on ICE

When the federal government’s signature deportation program “Secure Communities” was green-lighted in California in 2009, county and city jails went from places that housed people accused or convicted of a crime to places that also warehoused individuals for days, weeks or sometimes months…