American Civil Liberties Union

Call Kurtis: Did I Really Fail Smog? A Free Way to Find OutLakisha Green said a smog station took her money, but didn't do the whole smog test. When she said they refused to refund her money, it was time to Call Kurtis.
Report: California Cities Spent $65M On Spy Gear In Past Decade With Almost No OversightCalifornia cities and counties have spent more than $65 million on high-tech surveillance technology in the past decade, including drones, cellular “stingray” simulators and license plate readers being given to local law enforcement with little to no public oversight.
Same-Sex Marriage Heading For Supreme Court Vote? Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter.
ACLU: California Schools Failing English Learners In 252 DistrictsFigures reported by the school districts ranged from Los Angeles Unified School District, which failed to educate 4,150 of 194,904 English learners, to Twain Harte-Long Barn Union Elementary in the Sierra foothills that failed to educate its one English learner, according to the ACLU.
Police Seize Medical Records Of Woman Seen Punched California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
Sacramento Photographer Says Terrorism Officials Investigated Him Over Mural PhotoIn 2004, Prigoff says he tried to photograph a mural on a natural gas storage tank near Boston called the Rainbow Swash.
Calif. To Send Voter Forms To Insurance Enrollees California has agreed to mail voter registration cards to nearly 4 million people who signed up for insurance through the state's health care exchange.
California Prostitutes Win Victim CompensationCalifornia officials have voted to allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they have been raped or beaten.
California Prostitutes May Gain Victim Compensation If Attacked By Pimp Or JohnUnder the current system, those harmed in violent crimes can be paid for medical costs and related expenses, but prostitutes are excluded because their activities are illegal.
Court To Consider California's DNA Collection LawA federal appeals court appeared ready last year to strike down as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy a controversial California law requiring police to collect DNA samples from every person arrested in the state.
Gavin Newsom Joining 2016 Push To Legalize Marijuana In CaliforniaIt’s not the first time Newsom has been outspoken on social issues. Newsom was at the forefront of the gay marriage issue, and his remarks were featured in ads by gay marriage opponents in the Proposition 8 campaign.