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Legal Docket

For decades, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California has used the courts to protect and expand the rights of all Californians. From fighting against the internment of Japanese Americans, to suing California Highway Patrol for targeting Black and Latinx drivers, the ACLU is building a more just state one lawsuit at a time.

The Faces of DWB

Rodriguez v. CHP

Feb 27, 2003

Racial profiling by law enforcement has long plagued communities of color. The 2003 settlement in our racial profiling case established a moratorium on California Highway Patrol consent searches.

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Conant v. Walters

Jan 14, 1997
Physicians and patients file a class action suit in response to Prop 215’s threat to punish doctors if they are found to be recommending medical marijuana to their patients. Read More
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Fierro v. Gomez

Apr 16, 1992
The State of California is prohibited from using the gas chamber to execute condemned prisoners. Read More
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McCoy v. Hearst Corp

Nov 13, 1986
The California Supreme Court establishes that the First Amendment requires a higher standard of proof and review to find libel, especially when the respondents are public figures. Read More