Monthly Archives: July 2015

Encinitas Sign Ordinance Unfairly Limits First Amendment Rights

  Two Sign Limit and 30-Day Period Unconstitutionally Restrictive By adopting, maintaining, and enforcing a two-sign limit on yard signs, the City of Encinitas is violating the public’s right to freedom of speech, charges a lawsuit filed in federal district…

Court Rules San Diego DA’s Denial of Sentencing Relief to Juveniles Unlawful

  SAN DIEGO – The 4th District Court of Appeal, in a stunning rebuke to San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, today ruled that Proposition 47’s sentencing reclassification provisions apply equally to children and adults. San Diego District Attorney Bonnie…

Individuals with Mental Disorders May Be Able to Return to U.S.

  Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder is a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals with serious mental disabilities who are detained for immigration proceedings in California, Arizona, or Washington. [Este artículo se repite abajo en español.] The Court has granted preliminary approval of…

Final Report on Marijuana Policy: Recommendations before Legalization

  The Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy released an extensive report detailing the complexities of marijuana legalization in California today. The report includes fifty-eight recommendations for policy makers and the public to consider before California decides to legalize recreational marijuana…

Jewish War Veterans of the USA v. Hagel

BACKGROUND Since 1990, the ACLU continues to seek a constitutional solution to a long-standing controversy involving the Mt. Soledad Cross, a Christian cross sitting on top of La Jolla’s highest hill, and on public land (first a city-owned park, later “taken”…