Monthly Archives: June 2013

ACLU Expands Capacity to Challenge Abuses at the Border

SAN DIEGO and PHOENIX  – In order to make America’s border agencies more accountable to the laws that protect us all, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today announced the launch of a new Border Litigation Project to investigate, document…

ACLU and Border Coalition Seek Open Public Record in Anastasio Hernandez Rojas Civil Suit

SAN DIEGO – Noting that the death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas generated enormous public interest, the San Diego ACLU filed a motion late yesterday urging a district court judge to deny permission for the border enforcement agents accused of serious…

ACLU Challenges NSA’s Patriot Act Phone Surveillance

In the wake of the past week’s revelations about the NSA’s unprecedented mass surveillance of phone calls, today the ACLU filed a lawsuit charging that the program violates Americans’ constitutional rights of free speech, association, and privacy. This lawsuit comes a day…

Drug Reform for A Healthy Community

Update: On May 1st, S.B 649, the Local Control in Sentencing Act, authored by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), was approved by the Senate in a 23-14 vote, and moves now to the state Assembly for consideration. Read the entire…

Scores of Privacy Groups to Government: Halt Secret Spying

The ACLU of California joins 85 other leading privacy groups, academic institutions, and businesses to call on Congress to take immediate action to halt the secret spying by the National Security Agency (NSA) on phone records and Internet activity of…