Monthly Archives: October 2013

Court Protects Abortion Access for Most Women in Texas

AUSTIN, TX – After a three day trial, a federal court today permanently struck down one provision of a recently enacted law that would have made abortion services for one-third of women in Texas virtually impossible to access. While U.S….

Supporting all transgender students

This summer Californians celebrated a historic victory when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1266 – the School Success and Opportunity Act. The law makes sure that all students, including transgender students, have the opportunity to graduate from California’s public…

ACLU CALLS ON ICE TO HALT ARRESTS AT COUNTY COURTHOUSES

(Bakersfield)— The ACLU of California and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project sent a letter today demanding Immigration and Customs Enforcement stop its troubling practice of arresting people at Kern County Courthouses. Over the past year, ICE agents have taken advantage…

ACLU Announces Blue Ribbon Panel Led By Newsom to Study Marijuana Legalization in California

SAN FRANCISCO – The ACLU of California announced Thursday that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will chair a blue ribbon panel to study the complex legal and policy issues that must be resolved as California considers legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana…

Victory! CHP Upholds the First Amendment

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has agreed to uphold the First Amendment right of individuals to protest the Escondido Police Department’s controversial traffic checkpoint program, in a settlement filed today in federal court. The settlement concludes a case filed in…