CHINO, CA - DECEMBER 10:  Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Thousands Of California Convicts To Regain Voting Rights

California is restoring voting rights for tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision.


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Smartphone App Aims To Preserve Videos Of Police Encounters

A 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.


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Oregon Bill Would Prohibit Charges For Filming Police, As Long As Citizens Don’t Interfere

The 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.


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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.


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ACLU Sues Fresno Over Pot Growing Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the City of Fresno and Fresno County over their decision to ban marijuana cultivation.


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ICE To Limit Use Of Shackles At Immigration Court

ACLU class action lawsuit settlement applies only to cases in Northern California.


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Nevada ACLU Joining Sacramento Lawyer In Patient Dumping Suit

A 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.


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Alameda County Sheriff Making Another Pitch For An Aerial Drone

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is making another pitch to be among a few local law enforcement agencies to use unmanned aerial drones.


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ACLU Critical Of County Plan To Reopen Jail Facility

A 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’ Lawsuit

Sonoma 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.

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ACLU, Tea Party Unite In NorCal Free Speech Case

A 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.


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Students Allege UC Davis Administrators Have Been Spying On Them

Some student groups say UC Davis administrators and campus police have been spying on them.