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May 25,2016

NEW YORK — Eleven states have announced legal action against the Obama administration following the release of guidance on how schools treat transgender students.James Esseks, director of the ACLU LGBT Project issued the following comment: This lawsuit is an attack from 11 states on transgender Americans, plain and simple. While the Obama administration is being sued,... Read More

May 16,2016

WASHINGTON — The United States Supreme Court today issued an opinion in Zubik v. Burwell that vacates the judgments  in the cases before it.  It also issued orders vacating the judgments of the decisions in all the contraceptive cases in which certiorari was pending. “We are disappointed that the Court chose not to issue an opinion today conclusively resolving this... Read More

May 13,2016

SACRAMENTO–Today Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to his proposed 2016-17 state budget. The Governor’s plan failed to include the funds needed to repeal CalWORKS’s outdated and intrusive Maximum Family Grant rule.Meanwhile, the Governor would waste $250 million on new jail construction after the state has spent billions on jail construction in recent... Read More

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