Monthly Archives: April 2016

ACLU Applauds City Council’s Vote to Invest All Prop 47 Savings in the Community

SAN DIEGO – The American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties applauds the action taken by the San Diego City Council today to increase funding for anti-recidivism programs funded through Proposition 47 savings in the 2016-2017 State Budget….

Court Rules ACLU Lawsuit Against CIA Torture Psychologists Can Proceed

SPOKANE, Wash. — In a decision that is unprecedented for a lawsuit involving CIA torture, a federal judge said he would allow a lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA program to move forward. The case…

ACLU and Senator Joel Anderson Host Panel on Asset Forfeiture Abuse at San Diego Law School

SAN DIEGO–State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) and the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties joined several panelists today at Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Center for Criminal Law and Policy to discuss current law allowing the government to permanently…

Be Part of California’s Shift to Smart Justice

One year ago, 60% of California voters passed Proposition 47, which changed six petty drug and theft offenses from felonies to misdemeanors and mandated that savings from reduced incarceration be invested in communities. In passing Prop 47, voters sent a…

United States v. Texas

This Monday, April 18, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Obama’s executive order calling for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and for expanding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The outcome of this…