Monthly Archives: October 2008

CA Supreme Court Rejects Assault on State Medical Marijuana Laws

Oct. 16, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court today denied the appeal of two California counties challenging the constitutionality of the State’s medical marijuana laws. San Diego and San Bernardino Counties were appealing the July 31, 2008 ruling…

Congress Cannot Grant Wholesale Immunity to Telecoms

Oct. 16, 2008 Congress and the Bush White House overstepped their constitutional authority and violated the rights of millions of customers when they passed and approved legislation granting sweeping immunity to telecoms that collaborated in illegal spying. That assertion is…

School Board Abolishes Public Criticism Policy

Oct. 14, 2008 The San Diego Unified School Board reversed recently adopted policies prohibiting its board members from making negative comments about their superintendent and staff and from criticizing board decisions when speaking publicly. Read the article. The ACLU and…

Governor Takes Important Step to Protect Privacy and Safety of Californians

Oct. 3, 2008 Governor Schwarzenegger took an important first step to protect the privacy, personal safety, and financial security of millions of Californians by signing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) anti-skimming legislation into law this week. SB 31, authored by Senator…

ACLU San Diego & Imperial Candidate Survey 2008

A questionnaire seeking to gather local candidates’ positions on civil liberties-related questions was sent last month to all congressional, legislative, city, and school board candidates who will appear on the November ballot in San Diego and Imperial counties. In the…