Monthly Archives: March 2012

Encinitas Street Banner Ban Defies First Amendment

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties sent a demand letter to Encinitas’s city manager expressing concerns about the city’s recent decision to reject a street banner bearing the likeness of a deceased city council member. In the letter,…

ACLU to Escondido: Show Us Your Papers

SAN DIEGO – To ensure transparency and accountability as Escondido responds to criticism that it is improperly profiting from impounding vehicles at traffic checkpoints, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties sent a letter to the Escondido City Clerk…

ACLU Report on Escondido’s Checkpoints and Impound Practices

SAN DIEGO – Escondido’s checkpoints and impound policies negatively impact low-income immigrant families, businesses, and the community in general, says the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties in a report released today called “Wrong Turn: Escondido’s Checkpoints and Impound…

Californians Sentenced Under Realignment Have the Right to Vote, Argue Civil Rights Advocates

San Francisco – Three organizations concerned with voting rights have filed a lawsuit in the First District Court of Appeal today to clarify that people who have been sentenced for low-level, non-violent offenses under the state’s historic reform of criminal…

Republican Mayor Opposes Georgia’s Anti-Immigrant Law