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Conozca Sus Derechos: El Acta Brown

May 30, 2024
California tiene una ley que nos garantiza a todos el derecho a participar en reuniones públicas de la mayoría de los organismos de gobierno locales. Aprende cómo utilizar el Acta Brown para hacer escuchar tu voz. Si necesitas reportar una violación, contacta nuestra línea de atención legal. ConsigaAyuda Read More
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Know Your Rights: The Brown Act and Open Meeting Rights

May 30, 2024
California has a law that guarantees us all the right to participate in public meetings of most local governing bodies. Learn how to use the Brown Act to make your voice heard. If you need to report a violation, contact our intake line at www.intake.aclunc.org. Read More
ACLU of Northern CA
News

Supreme Court Hears Grants Pass v. Johnson, ACLU Reiterates Call to Uphold Eighth Amendment Protections

Apr 22, 2024
The Supreme Court’s decision could have far-reaching implications for unhoused people. However, most of the legal issues in Coalition on Homelessness v. City of San Francisco, which challenges the City’s costly and ineffective practice of citing, arresting, and moving unhoused individuals without offering real alternative shelter and destroying their belongings, are not under review in the Grants ... Read More
ACLU of Northern CA
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ACLU of Northern California v. CA Dept of State Hospitals

Apr 15, 2024
The ACLU Foundation of Northern California sued the California Department of State Hospitals for refusing to provide public records about severely mentally ill individuals who died in jail, while waiting to get treatment at a state facility. At least 35 people died in one five year period alone. DSH claimed it did not keep track of the in-custody deaths of people on its waitlist. Read More
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ACLU Brief Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Eighth Amendment Protections in Grants Pass v. Johnson

Apr 03, 2024
Grants Pass v. Johnson involves an Oregon town that passed ordinances barring people from sleeping outside in public using a blanket, pillow, or even a cardboard sheet to lie on. Last year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that criminally punishing unhoused people violates the Eighth Amendment “if there are no other public areas or appropriate shelters where those individuals can sleep.” Read More