The ACLU of Northern California stands up for equality, freedom, and justice in the courts. Through our impact litigation and other legal advocacy we’re fighting for you. Our legal advocacy spans from taking Fred Korematsu’s case against internment of Japanese Americans all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to representing UC Davis students who were pepper-sprayed while exercising their right to free speech.
The ACLU representing YWCA of Silicon Valley filed a motion to intervene in this lawsuit challenging President Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold federal funding from so-called "sanctuary cities."Read more »
The ACLU sued President Donald J. Trump, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for establishing and enforcing an unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim ban.Read more »
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is violating the constitutional rights of homeless people by confiscating and destroying their property in ongoing sweeps. The class-action suit seeks a permanent injunction to stop this illegal... Read more »