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ACLU: Vote No on Governor Recall

Jul 29, 2021
The ACLU of Northern California, ACLU of Southern California and ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, and the board chair of ACLU California Action issued a joint statement in strong opposition to the gubernatorial recall. Read More
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Civil Rights Organizations Sue Mountain View Over RV Parking Ban

Jul 14, 2021
The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, and Disability Rights Advocates joined with pro bono partners Hewlett Packard Enterprise and King & Spalding to file a lawsuit today against the City of Mountain View on behalf of Mountain View residents who live in RVs and oversized vehicles. The class-action lawsuit aims to strike down a law that effectively bans R... Read More
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ACLU Joins Legal Team Defending Sacramento City Councilmember’s Representative Against Restraining Orders Sought by City Officials

Jul 07, 2021
In a case with important First Amendment implications, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California has joined the legal team defending the free speech rights of a Sacramento City Councilmember’s representative, Skyler Henry. City officials have sought restraining orders against Henry, alleging that his critical comments of government officials constitute threats to the safety of city staff. Read More
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California Court Rejects the State's Prolonged Detention of People with Psychiatric and Intellectual Disabilities in County Jails

Jun 16, 2021
The California Court of Appeal has ruled that the state’s prolonged detention of people who have been declared incompetent to stand trial due to psychiatric or intellectual disability violates their right to due process. This has profound implications for the thousands of people who languish in county jails every year because they cannot stand trial or pursue their defense without adequate treatme... Read More
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ACLU Calls on Biden Administration to Shut Down ICE Detention Facilities

Apr 28, 2021
The National ACLU today called upon Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas to close 39 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities nationwide. The Yuba County Jail and the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Kern County are among six detention facilities in California identified by the ACLU for closure. Read More
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ACLU Statement on Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict 

Apr 20, 2021
“Today, for the first time in state history, a white police officer has been held accountable for killing a Black man. Now, we can finally say George Floyd’s name and make it synonymous not only with grief, anger, and loss over his brutal murder, but with a moment of justice. But to be clear, true justice would mean George Floyd was alive today, with his fiancée, his daughter, and his family. Read More