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May 17,2017

WASHINGTON — American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony D. Romero issued the following statement on the appointment of Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel for the Russia investigation:“We welcome the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s meddling in our elections, a critically necessary step given the conflicts of interest... Read More

May 12,2017

NEW YORK —Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed the criminal justice policy by former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. that instructed prosecutors to avoid charging certain defendants with drug offenses that would prompt long mandatory minimum sentences. Sessions’ memo directs his federal prosecutors to charge defendants with the most serious, provable crimes carrying... Read More

May 11,2017

SACRAMENTO–Today, Governor Brown announced his revised state budget proposal, which included an additional $15 million for legal services for immigrants, including deportation defense. Although the details of how this money will be used have not yet been unveiled, advocates are hopeful it will help ensure more California families remain together. Studies show that having... Read More

May 11,2017

SACRAMENTO–Today, Color Of Change and the American Civil Liberties Union’s Campaign for Smart Justice released a scathing national report exposing insurance corporations’ hand in creating an unnecessary and largely unaccountable $2 billion bail industry. The report, Selling Off Our Freedom: How Insurance Corporations Have Taken Over Our Bail System, outlines the... Read More

May 09,2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2017CONTACT: Gabriela Melendez, 202-715-0826, [email protected] — American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony D. Romero issued the following statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey:“The independence of the FBI director is meant to ensure that the president does not operate above the law. For... Read More