Thousands Of California Convicts To Regain Voting RightsCalifornia is restoring voting rights for tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision.
Smartphone App Aims To Preserve Videos Of Police EncountersA new smartphone app allows Californians who record encounters with police to automatically submit the video to their local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Oregon Bill Would Prohibit Charges For Filming Police, As Long As Citizens Don't InterfereThe American Civil Liberties Union, which supports the bill, says Oregon law isn't clear on the legality of videotaping police officers. The ACLU says people who document arrests and the use of force shouldn't be subject to arrest and prosecution for eavesdropping or interfering with law enforcement.
Some Concerned About Car Computers' Effect On PrivacyConnecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.
ACLU Sues Fresno Over Pot Growing BanThe American Civil Liberties Union is suing the City of Fresno and Fresno County over their decision to ban marijuana cultivation.
ICE To Limit Use Of Shackles At Immigration CourtACLU class action lawsuit settlement applies only to cases in Northern California.
Nevada ACLU Joining Sacramento Lawyer In Patient Dumping SuitA psychiatric patient has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in Nevada accusing state officials of giving him a one-way bus ticket to Northern California, where he arrived, scared and disoriented, without money and identification in a city where he didn't know anyone and had never been.
Alameda County Sheriff Making Another Pitch For An Aerial DroneThe Alameda County Sheriff's Office is making another pitch to be among a few local law enforcement agencies to use unmanned aerial drones.
ACLU Critical Of County Plan To Reopen Jail FacilityA letter the ACLU recently sent to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors actually agrees with much of the realignment plan budget to handle the influx of former state prison inmates, but it was critical of the possibility of reopening a jail, at a cost of millions of dollars.
Sonoma County Sheriff Settles Immigrants' LawsuitSonoma County authorities have agreed not to volunteer information about people arrested solely on traffic violations to federal immigration authorities as part of a lawsuit settlement.
ACLU, Tea Party Unite In NorCal Free Speech CaseA free-speech dispute in a Northern California city has forged an unlikely political alliance between the regional chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a local tea party group.
Students Allege UC Davis Administrators Have Been Spying On ThemSome student groups say UC Davis administrators and campus police have been spying on them.