Yearly Archives: 2015

ACLU Investigating Unlawful Approval of Charter School Petition in Oceanside

  SAN DIEGO – Concerned that the Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education unlawfully approved the petition for Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) to establish California School of the Arts San Diego County (CSASDC) on the current…

ACLU Comment on US Senate Vote on ‘Sanctuary’ Policies Bill

  WASHINGTON – A U.S. Senate bill seeking to defund over 350 localities that have adopted community trust policies and refused to execute unconstitutional immigration detainers has failed to advance to a full Senate vote. The “Stop Sanctuary Policies and…

ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy: A Lobbying Machine

  Last fall, the three ACLU affiliates in California launched our newly expanded Sacramento office: the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy. One year ago, we had a staff of four. Today, we have nine full-time and two…

Statement by ACLU Experts on CBP’s Use-of-Force Statistics

SAN DIEGO — Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released stats on use-of-force incidents for fiscal year 2015, claiming a reduction in incidents, yet falling short of providing stats on all officer-civilian interactions involving force. Most conspicuously, CBP defines…

Victory! New Voting Protections for 50,000 Californians Living with Disabilities

  California courts have been quietly preventing people with intellectual or mental health disabilities from participating in the political process by making assumptions about their capacity to participate in our democracy. But today, by signing Senate Bill 589, Governor Brown…