Monthly Archives: August 2016

Supreme Court Denies Stay in North Carolina Voting Rights Case

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today denied North Carolina’s request to stay a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state’s restrictive voting law. The American Civil Liberties Union and Southern Coalition for Social Justice challenged the law,…

New Developments in the Death of Fridoon Nehad

SAN DIEGO – This week, Voice of San Diego released a sworn deposition by San Diego Police Department Officer Neal Browder, taken during a civil wrongful death case filed by Fridoon Nehad’s family. This release provided a glimpse into how…

California Lawmakers Send Governor Bill to Curb Controversial Practice that Lets Police Take and Keep Innocent People’s Property

SACRAMENTO—A state bill to reform civil asset forfeiture, a practice that has come under fire nationwide following widespread claims of abuse, received strong, bipartisan approval from the California Senate today. Senate Bill 443 will now head to Governor Jerry Brown…

District Court Issues Injunction Against Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – A U.S. District Court judge today issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public school districts regarding their legal responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same restrooms as other students. The ruling…

 San Diegans Find a Fresh Start at Prop 47 Justice and Resource Fair

SAN DIEGO– State Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, San Diego County Public Defender’s Office, Think Dignity, Second Chance and a number of other legal and community…