Apr 26,2016

SAN DIEGO - The American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties applauds the action taken by the San Diego City Council today to increase funding for anti-recidivism programs funded through Proposition 47 savings in the 2016-2017 State Budget.The governor’s budget proposal, released in January, estimated a  total savings of just $29.3 million. City... Read More

Apr 22,2016

SPOKANE, Wash. — In a decision that is unprecedented for a lawsuit involving CIA torture, a federal judge said he would allow a lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA program to move forward.The case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of three men — Gul Rahman, Suleiman Abdullah Salim, and Mohamed Ahmed Ben... Read More

Apr 21,2016

SAN DIEGO–State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) and the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties joined several panelists today at Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Center for Criminal Law and Policy to discuss current law allowing the government to permanently take people’s private property (called “civil asset forfeiture”) and the impacts that property forfeitures... Read More

Apr 19,2016

One year ago, 60% of California voters passed Proposition 47, which changed six petty drug and theft offenses from felonies to misdemeanors and mandated that savings from reduced incarceration be invested in communities.In passing Prop 47, voters sent a strong message that it’s time for California to shift gears from the expensive, one-size-fits-all approach of... Read More

Apr 15,2016

This Monday, April 18, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Obama's executive order calling for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and for expanding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).The outcome of this case will have enormous impact on millions of immigrants and their families, the fabric of our communities, and our... Read More