Yearly Archives: 2015

The Same Death Penalty Circus… Just a Different Day

  Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling which had found California’s death penalty unconstitutional. But although death penalty proponents may be claiming a big victory, today’s ruling is just another example of how dysfunctional…

ACLU: CBP Body-Camera Announcement Fails to Address Accountability Crisis

Commissioner Kerlikowske announced additional phases today to further study the use of body-worn and other camera technologies at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The announcement follows the conclusion of a feasibility study, which tested body-worn cameras in both training and…

Texas v. U.S. – Heading for the Supreme Court

  Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the district court’s preliminary injunction in Texas, et al. v. United States, enjoining President Obama’s immigration executive action initiatives, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent…

ACLU Report: Law Enforcement Still Resistant One Year after Prop 47 Became Law

  SAN DIEGO – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California today released a report, Changing Gears: California’s Shift to Smart Justice, which finds both successes and challenges in Prop 47’s first year that vary according to what choices county…

Join the ACLU: Fighting for Equal Protection For All

We invite you to join the fight to protect fundamental American values of freedom, fairness, and equality for all by becoming a proud card-carrying member of the ACLU. For more than nine decades, the ACLU has led the fight for…