Monthly Archives: February 2012

CA Bill Would Reduce Penalty for Drug Possession for Personal Use

SACRAMENTO – With an eye towards ending punitive drug policies that have made the United States the world’s largest incarcerator and cost taxpayers billions of dollars a year, Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) on Friday introduced legislation to reduce the…

ACLU Victory Guarantees That Public Education Remains Free For All Children in California

(Los Angeles)-The California ACLU affiliates today won a major victory in Los Angeles Superior Court. Judge Carl West denied motions by the State and the State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, and California Department of Education…

ACLU Honors Local Reproductive Rights Champion with Special Civil Liberties Award

SAN DIEGO – Today, at its Annual Membership meeting, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties is honoring Vince Hall, the Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications for Planned Parenthood of San Diego & Riverside Counties, with its…

Federal Appeals Court Says California Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court today issued a historic decision upholding a lower court ruling that Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that excluded same-sex couples from marriage in the state, violates the U.S. Constitution. The decision, unless…

Free Speech Prevails for Students Throughout San Diego

SAN DIEGO – A year after the principal of La Jolla High School whitewashed students’ political messages from its free speech benches, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties and the San Diego Unified School District agreed to a…