Monthly Archives: May 2017

California Senate Approves Bail Reform Legislation

SACRAMENTO—Today, the California Senate approved SB 10, a bill to reform and modernize California’s money bail system, on a bipartisan 25-11 vote. The bill was introduced by Senator Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) in partnership with Assemblymember Bonta (D-Oakland), who also introduced…

Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump Muslim Ban Unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. — In a 10-3 ruling, a federal appeals court today ruled President Trump’s revised Muslim ban executive order is unconstitutional. The full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case earlier this month. The American Civil Liberties Union,…

Leading Civil Rights Organizations Settle Discrimination Lawsuit Against the City of Escondido

SAN DIEGO – The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Brancart & Brancart, Cooley LLP and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law are pleased to announce they reached a settlement with the City of Escondido in a…

ACLU Executive Director’s TED Talk: Democracy Must Not Be Spectator Sport

NEW YORK — American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony D. Romero’s TED was published today. It issued a call to action for Americans to fight against the “bad government” of the Trump administration, as seen through the lens of…

ICE Using Powerful Stingray Surveillance Devices In Deportation Searches

By Nathan Freed Wessler, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project May 23, 2017 | 10:15 AM Amid news that immigration arrests are rising sharply under the Trump Administration, the Detroit News reported last week that Immigration and Customs…