Monthly Archives: April 2011

Governor Brown Cancels New Death Row Facility

Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown announced that, as a significant way to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, he was canceling California’s plans to build a new housing facility for death row prisoners at San Quentin. We’ve been suggesting for…

Labor and Human Rights Connection Celrbration!

4th Annual May Day Gathering of San Diego’s Civil Rights and Labor Leaders The ACLU, Employee Rights Center, and the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council invite you to join in a Celebration of Liberty and Justice for All! Thursday, April…

ACLU to Carlsbad: Allow Free Speech, Even If Crude

April 18, 2011 Charging that the city of Carlsbad’s ordinance prohibiting “vulgar, profane, loud or boisterous language” at city council meetings is vague and overbroad, the San Diego ACLU filed a friend-of-the-court brief on Friday calling for a permanent injunction…

Equal Pay Day!

Senator Barbara Mikulski and Representative Rosa DeLauro will be reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate and House today, Equal Pay Day, as a much-needed update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, a law that has not been…

Appellate Court Upholds Decision Blocking Arizona’s Extreme Racial Profiling Law

PHOENIX – In a major victory for civil rights and civil liberties, a federal appellate court today affirmed the Arizona district court decision to block the most troubling provisions of the state’s racial profiling law, S.B. 1070. After Arizona’s law…