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ACLU, Lawyers’ Committee and S.F. City Attorney Agree To Removal Process from Gang Injunction Lists

Mar 24, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO – A new process that allows people who have been placed on a gang injunction enforcement list to petition to have themselves removed by showing that they are no longer active gang members is a positive step, say ACLU of Northern California and LCCR attorneys, who today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the San Francisco City Attorney.    The agreement... Read More
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Court Decision Denies Extraordinary Rendition Victims Their Day in Court

Feb 14, 2008
SAN JOSE, CA - A federal court yesterday bowed to pressure from the Bush administration and dismissed a case against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc. for the company's role in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program. The lawsuit, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, charged that Jeppesen knowingly aided the program by providing flight planning and logistical support services... Read More
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ACLU in Court in Lawsuit Against Boeing Subsidiary That Aided CIA “Torture Flights”

Feb 05, 2008
SAN JOSE, CA - The American Civil Liberties Union argued in federal court on Feb. 5, 2008 for the continuation of its case against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc. for the company's role in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program. The ACLU opposed the government's attempt to throw out the case by misusing the "state secrets" privilege in an effort to avoid legal scrutiny of the unlawf... Read More
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Public Defender’s Office, ACLU, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Call for Gang Injunction Exit Process

Dec 19, 2007
In a letter addressed to the Board of Supervisors, the Public Defender’s Office, the ACLU of Northern California (ACLU-NC) and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) requested today that the City enact a policy to ensure that all persons named in San Francisco gang injunctions are given the opportunity to be removed from the injunctions when appropriate. Read More
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ACLU Opposes Government’s Attempt to Throw Out Rendition Case Under Guise of “State Secrets”

Dec 14, 2007
SAN JOSE – The American Civil Liberties Union today filed legal papers opposing the CIA's attempt to throw out a lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc. for its participation in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program. The ACLU charged that the U.S. government is improperly invoking the "state secrets" privilege to avoid judicial scrutiny of this unlawful policy."On... Read More
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Government Improperly Invokes "State Secrets" Claim in Attempt to Throw Out CIA Rendition Case Against Boeing Subsidiary

Oct 19, 2007
Claiming “state secrets” are at stake, the U.S. government today requested the dismissal of a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against Boeing Company subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc. for its participation in the CIA’s unlawful “extraordinary rendition” program. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of five rendition victims who were kidnapped by the CIA and secretly tra... Read More
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Two More Victims of CIA’s Rendition Program, Including Former Guantánamo Detainee, Join ACLU Lawsuit Against Boeing Subsidiary

Aug 01, 2007
Today, two additional victims of the United States government’s unlawful “extraordinary rendition” program joined a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Boeing Company. The ACLU charges in its amended complaint that Jeppesen knowingly provided direct flight services to the CIA enabling the clandestine transportation of Bisher al-Raw... Read More