Monthly Archives: October 2015

ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy: A Lobbying Machine

  Last fall, the three ACLU affiliates in California launched our newly expanded Sacramento office: the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy. One year ago, we had a staff of four. Today, we have nine full-time and two…

Statement by ACLU Experts on CBP’s Use-of-Force Statistics

SAN DIEGO — Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released stats on use-of-force incidents for fiscal year 2015, claiming a reduction in incidents, yet falling short of providing stats on all officer-civilian interactions involving force. Most conspicuously, CBP defines…

¡Victoria! Nuevos amparos electorales para 50,000 californianos con discapacidades

Los tribunales de California han estado evitando sigilosamente que las personas con discapacidades intelectuales o mentales participen en el proceso político al hacer suposiciones acerca de su capacidad para participar en nuestra democracia. Pero hoy, al ratificar el Proyecto de…

Gov. Brown Signs California Electronic Communications Privacy Act

  SACRAMENTO – Today, in a landmark victory for Californians’ digital privacy rights, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA, SB 178) into law. The bill, jointly authored by Senators Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and San…

First Amendment Experts Question Court’s Clampdown on Political Speech

  A coalition committed to  freedom of speech online, including the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday condemning the punishment of a blogger…