Monthly Archives: August 2011

Free Speech At The Mall? OMG, Yes!

SAN DIEGO – A mall that is setting strict limits on how and when someone can register voters is violating the California Constitution, and the San Diego ACLU is fighting to get the restrictive policies changed. After requesting permission to…

Judge Rules Challenge to NCIS Can Move Forward

SAN DIEGO – In a path-breaking First Amendment retaliation case brought by the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, a district court judge denied the government’s request to dismiss charges against Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Marine Corps officers…

Secure Communities Program Should Be Suspended, Not Augmented

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced today significant changes to the “Secure Communities” program, stating that the program will be imposed on all states, whether or not state officials have declared the desire to opt out. Because it threatens public safety…

Student Groups Can’t Discriminate and Get Paid for It

A federal appeals court decision Tuesday ruled that San Diego State University could withhold funding and other campus benefits to a Christian fraternity and sorority that barred gays and lesbians as well as non-Christians. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals…

ACLU of CA Demands Information on How Police Are Using Surveillance Technology to Track Us

Demanding to know when, why, and how police are using mobile phone location data and deploying other surveillance technologies to track the people they are responsible for protecting and serving, the ACLU of California sent requests to more than fifty…