Monthly Archives: November 2013

ACLU Settles Lawsuit Challenging Police Department DNA Collection Practice

In a case challenging fundamental invasions of privacy, the San Diego ACLU and Morrison & Foerster announced a settlement concerning the San Diego Police Department’s collection of DNA samples from five community members. The case settled in advance of a…

ACLU of California Voting Rights Project

          Lori Shellenberger, Director of the California Voting Rights Project, advocates for statewide and local election reform to reduce barriers to voter participation. Since joining the ACLU in 2011, she advocated for the mapping of the…

Covered California Failing to Provide Voter Registration Services

Expressing strong concern that California’s healthcare marketplace is not offering required voter registration opportunities to the thousands enrolling in healthcare coverage, the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter this week to the executive director of the state’s health benefit…

New ACLU of California Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy

  From revelations of widespread NSA spying to high profile data breaches, transparency about how personal information is collected, used, and disclosed is more important than ever.  California has long been at the forefront of transparency efforts. With updates to…

D.C. Circuit Rules on Companies’ Challenge to Contraception Rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Court Of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today issued a decision that the ACLU strongly disagrees with in a case challenging a requirement that employers must provide insurance coverage for contraception. The case was brought by…