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.
People ex rel. Pierson v. Superior Court (Grand Juries)
Santa Clara County v. Donald J. Trump (Sanctuary Cities)
The ACLU Foundation of Northern California 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
City of San Jose v. Superior Court (Government Transparency)
Roe 1 v. Trump (Muslim Ban)
Sanchez v. California Department of Transportation
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 practice throughout California.Read More