Legal

AS THE LAWYERS FOR THE BILL OF RIGHTS we defend everyone’s freedom. Yours too.

San Diego ACLU legal director, David Loy, speaks to the press about an Escondido lawsuit.

San Diego ACLU legal director, David Loy, speaks to the press about an Escondido lawsuit.

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty. For many of those years, the ACLU was primarily a legal organization, handling thousands of landmark cases to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. The San Diego ACLU began taking on legal cases in 1933, as a chapter of the ACLU of Southern California.

ACLU attorneys appear before the U.S. Supreme Court more than any organization except the U.S. Department of Justice.

Whether it’s achieving full equality for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people; establishing new privacy protections for our digital age of widespread government surveillance; ending mass incarceration; or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion; the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

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The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties fights for individual rights and fundamental freedoms for all through education, litigation, & policy advocacy.