Monthly Archives: November 2018

Groups File Federal Lawsuit Challenging New Trump Asylum Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018 CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU, 212-284-7347, isarda-sorensen@aclu.org Jen Fuson, SPLC, 202-834-6209, jen.fuson@splcenter.org SAN FRANCISCO — The American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Center for Constitutional Rights have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the…

ACLU Comment on Trump Dismissal of Jeff Sessions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2018 CONTACT: Steve Smith, 212-519-7811 and ssmith@aclu.org NEW YORK— In response to reports that President Trump has asked Attorney Jeff Sessions to resign, the American Civil Liberties Union executive director Anthony D. Romero issued the…

Ramona Ripston, ACLU Leader and Famed Champion of Civil Liberties, Has Died

LOS ANGELES — Ramona Ripston, who built the ACLU of Southern California into a civil liberties, civil rights, and activism powerhouse over a span of four decades, has died. She was 91. Ripston had been in failing health for several years….