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.
All adult Californians have a constitutional right to vote except while they are “imprisoned or on parole for conviction of a felony” or are mentally incompetent. But the California Secretary of State has expanded this exclusion to include people...Read more »
In 1996, the people of California passed an initiative to ensure that “seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes.” This initiative (Proposition 215), as well as a later law passed by the Legislature (...Read more »
The ACLU-NC filed a lawsuit in September 2008 charging that the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department and the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have been collaborating beyond the law to target, arrest, and detain Latino residents...Read more »