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To Achieve True Reproductive Justice in California, We Must Look Beyond Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2022
The ACLU of Northern California fights for Californians’ bodily autonomy and the right to have children, not have children, and parent the children we have with dignity and safety. Although the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a devastating step back by [dismantling/overturning] Roe v. Wade and nearly 50 years of precedent guaranteeing the constitutional right to abortion, we know that Roe was never e... Read More
ACLU of Northern CA
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Martinez et al v. The City of Fresno

Jun 22, 2022
On March 16, 2022, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California (“ACLU”) filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Fresno, urging the court to strike down a city ordinance that targets unhoused people, and puts unconstitutional restrictions on advocates, organizers, and reporters who try to draw attention to how the unhoused are treated during encampment sweeps. In February 2022, city officials am... Read More
Sherman Indian Boarding School
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Confronting the Tragic Legacy of Forced Boarding

Jun 22, 2022
In May 2022, the United States Department of the Interior released Volume 1 of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Report, investigating the centuries-long project that forcibly separated hundreds of thousands of Native American children from their families and tribes. In addition to documenting abuses at these schools, the investigation located 408 schools across 37 states and identifie... Read More
California Police Surveillance Art
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Lagleva v. Doyle (License Plate Surveillance)

Jun 02, 2022
Community activists are suing Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle for his practice of illegally sharing millions of local drivers’ license plate numbers and location data with hundreds of federal and out-of-state agencies Read More
ACLU of Northern CA
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Community Activists Reach Settlement with Marin County Sheriff for Unlawfully Sharing Drivers’ Locations with Out-Of-State and Federal Agencies

Jun 01, 2022
Community activists in Northern California reached a settlement in their lawsuit against the County of Marin and Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle, whose office illegally made the license plate and location information of local drivers available to hundreds of federal and out-of-state agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection. Read More