Monthly Archives: October 2009

The ACLU Defends Rights of Police Officers

The ACLU is well known for its vigorous efforts to combat police misconduct, but not generally recognized for its legal advocacy on behalf of police officers. Because we sometimes need to criticize the misconduct of some police officers and departments,…

Urgent Citizen Action Needed to Fix the Patriot Act

On December 31, three sections of the Patriot Act will expire. Congress will undoubtedly pass legislation in the next two months, and it is critical that meaningful reforms to this overbroad law are included. The Senate Judiciary Committee has forwarded…

ACLU on KPBS Discussing Migrant Deaths at the U.S.-Mexico Border

The executive director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, Kevin Keenan, chatted for about an hour with the host of KPBS Radio’s “These Days” talk show, about our recently published white paper, Humanitarian Crisis: Migrant Deaths at…

Mojave Desert Cross Case

On October 7, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Salazar v. Buono, an ACLU case about a Latin cross on federal government land. The Justices focused on whether the government continued to violate the Establishment Clause by designating the…