PPL v Los Angeles is a lawsuit in which the ACLU has intervened on behalf of community groups to uphold the legality of Special Order 7 (“SO7”), an LAPD policy that limits the use of punitive 30-day vehicle impoundments for … Continue reading
Roy v. Los Angeles County is a lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca for denying bail on the basis of ICE holds, and for holding people in County Jail for more than 48 hours based … Continue reading
Six people have brought a landmark class-action lawsuit against Sheriff Baca and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) on grounds they are or were illegally detained in the jails and stations of Los Angeles County Jail for days, weeks, … Continue reading
By Peter Bibring, Senior Staff Attorney Yesterday, a district court judge threw out claims brought by members of Southern California’s Muslim community that the FBI undertook a massive operation to surveil them on the basis of their religion. In tossing … Continue reading
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The ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC) and the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP today sued the County of Los Angeles and individual Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) deputies for detaining and searching photographers. The incidents of … Continue reading
The ACLU of Southern California and the law firm Traber & Voorhees today sued the City of Glendale and the County of Los Angeles and individual officers from the Glendale Police Department (GPD), the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the … Continue reading
Late yesterday, attorneys representing Muslim Americans illegally spied on by the FBI responded to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) request to dismiss their lawsuit that claimed that the suit would require the government to divulge state secrets. The motion … Continue reading
Demanding to know when, why, and how police are using mobile phone location data and deploying other surveillance technologies to track the people they are responsible for protecting and serving, the ACLU of California sent requests to more than fifty … Continue reading
By Thomas Watkins, Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/02/aclu-mosque-lawsuit_n_916627.html LOS ANGELES — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has invoked state secrets rules to prevent information from being released in a lawsuit filed by Southern California Muslims who claim the FBI monitored their activities … 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.