The ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the law firm Traber & Voorhees today announced settlement agreements that will protect students in Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) from discrimination as well as arbitrary detentions and searches by police officers on campus.
A federal judge ruled yesterday in the case of California Justice Committee, et al. v. Bowen that California’s January deadline for attaining formal recognition as a political party is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced against political groups seeking recognition as … Continue reading
The ACLU of Southern California is pleased to announce that Staff Attorney David Sapp has been awarded Stanford Law School’s 2012 Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award. The award is presented annually to a Stanford alumnus whose outstanding work has … Continue reading
A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this weekend will help ensure that public school districts don’t charge students illegal fees to participate in educational activities.
When is the Veterans Affairs Department going to meet its responsibility to house chronically homeless veterans in Los Angeles on the large tract of government-owned land that should have been put to this use long ago?
Today, the ACLU of Southern California, the law firm Bird Marella, Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, and USC Law Professor Michael Brennan filed a major civil rights lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging a secret program by the Los … Continue reading
Today, parents and teachers in Dinuba, California filed suit against the Dinuba Unified School District and the State of California, charging that the school district and state are violating students’ fundamental right to equal educational opportunity.
Today, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in the case of California Justice Committee v. Bowen, prohibiting the California secretary of state from enforcing a January deadline by which new political parties must meet onerous qualification requirements in order … Continue reading
Today, the ACLU of Southern California is filing suit against California Secretary of State Debra Bowen challenging California’s restrictions on minor political parties seeking to have their nominees for President and Vice President included on November’s presidential election ballot. The … Continue reading
Community Rights Campaign, Public Counsel, and the ACLU of Southern California applaud today’s decision by the Los Angeles County Education Coordinating Council to endorse the findings and recommendations from the multi-agency Student Attendance Task Force (SATF). The recommendations, which were … Continue reading
Tell the LA County Board of Supervisors to support the Austin reforms and close Men’s Central Jail.
Because freedom can't protect itself.