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ACLU Applauds Governor Brown for Signing Bill to Keep Californians’ Data Out of Federal Muslim Registry

SACRAMENTO—Today, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 31, the California Religious Freedom Act, a bill introduced by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to ensure the state of California never participates in a federal Muslim registry. The bill also bars localities from…

ACLU Applauds Governor Brown for Signing California Values Act (SB 54)

SACRAMENTO–Today, Governor Brown signed SB 54, the California Values Act, a bill introduced by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) to protect the rights of immigrants living in the state. In response, Jennie Pasquarella, Immigrants’ Rights Director…

Trans Rights Under Attack; California Fighting Back

by Amanda Goad, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California 2017 has been a roller-coaster year for transgender rights in America. Even while the trans community endures an ongoing epidemic of violence as well as attacks from the federal government and…

Supreme Court to Hear Trump Muslim Ban Challenge

San Francisco, CA – The Supreme Court will review the challenge to President Trump’s Muslim ban, and will keep the ban from taking effect in the interim as to individuals who have a connection to the United States. The American…

California Senate Approves Bail Reform Legislation

SACRAMENTO—Today, the California Senate approved SB 10, a bill to reform and modernize California’s money bail system, on a bipartisan 25-11 vote. The bill was introduced by Senator Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) in partnership with Assemblymember Bonta (D-Oakland), who also introduced…