Monthly Archives: October 2017

ACLU Comment on Newly Released Report on Pretrial Detention Reform in California

SACRAMENTO—Today, The Pretrial Detention Reform Work Group, a group of 11 California judges and one court executive appointed by California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, released their much-anticipated report on pretrial detention practices in California. The Work Group’s report includes…

Traveler’s Bill of Rights

Now more than ever, it’s important to know your basic constitutional rights when entering the United States from abroad. If you believe any of your rights were violated or wish to report mistreatment at an airport or land Port of…

Descendant of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee to Speak at Carlsbad Church on Sunday

SAN DIEGO – The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties (ACLU SDIC) will join with Pilgrim United Church of Christ on Sunday to present “White Perspectives on Understanding and Ending White Privilege,” a panel discussion on race and reconciliation…

ACLU Applauds Governor Brown for Signing Bill to Keep Californians’ Data Out of Federal Muslim Registry

SACRAMENTO—Today, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 31, the California Religious Freedom Act, a bill introduced by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to ensure the state of California never participates in a federal Muslim registry. The bill also bars localities from…

California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31)

On the campaign trail, President Trump proposed a Muslim registry. Although he hasn’t followed through with this threat yet, we must remain vigilant, affirm our common humanity, and reject any attempt to scapegoat Muslim communities. Muslim Americans are our neighbors,…