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.
On Feb. 6, 2013 the ACLU of Northern California, along with Bertha Mejia Espinoza's immigration attorney Rosy Cho, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, seeking Ms. Mejia's release from Yuba County Jail. On the basis of minor, nonviolent...Read more »
Twenty-one students and alumni filed a federal lawsuit on February 22, 2012 against UC Davis over the University's treatment of protesters during a Nov. 18, 2011 demonstration in which campus police were caught on video dousing seated protesters...Read more »
The ACLU of Northern California filed suit against the Dinuba Unified School District and the State of California on May 30, 2012, charging that the school district and state are violating students' fundamental right to equal educational opportunity...Read more »