History

History

Bill of Rights: Amendments to the United States Constitution

Amendment 1 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to... Read More

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The ACLU Mandate: What rights are guaranteed in the Bill of Rights?

The mission of the ACLU is to assure that the Bill of Rights - amendments to the Constitution that guard against unwarranted governmental control - is preserved for each new generation. To understand the ACLU's purpose,... Read More

1960 Flashback – 40th Anniversary Issue of ACLU’s Civil Liberties Newsletter: Looking Back at Looking Back

2010 is the ACLU's 90th Anniversary. Here is how the organization looked at its 40th Anniverary in 1960. The Palmer Raids, The Scopes Case, Upton Sinclair, The Scottsboro Boys, and on and on.In fact, if you look... Read More

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On A.L. Wirin – One of Our Legends: Lawyer fought for rights of all, by Paul Weeks

Note: The following column by Paul Weeks was published several months before veteran newsman Weeks passed away at age 86. It is only one man's view of legendary ACLU attorney A.L. Wirin, but it is compelling. Lawyer... Read More

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A San Diego & Imperial Counties’ 75-Year Timeline: Celebrating 75 Years Fighting for Fundamental Freedoms

Click here for a poster detailing highlights from our first 75 years fighting for civil liberties in San Diego and Imperial counties.If you have stories or cases the ACLU of San Diego was involved in over the years,... Read More