Law requires anyone arrested for a felony to give DNA samples, even if they’re never formally charged.
After rising chorus of privacy concerns, system will cover only airport and Port of Oakland property.
Suit says California secretary of state is misinterpreting new law by barring some ex-felons from voting.
Southern California civil rights lawyers with the ACLU and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center sued California education officials Wednesday, alleging the state is allowing tens of thousands of English-learning students to languish without help. About one in four students in the state are considered English learners. Mark Rosenbaum of the ACLU said the state […]
If you’re going to Tiburon to commit a crime, you might want to take the ferry. Walk. Bike. But whatever you do, don’t drive. Cameras mounted on the town’s exit and entry points will record your license plate. They’ll send the plate number to a police database, cross-reference it with cars linked to crimes, calculate […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday released records it obtained from the FBI division in San Francisco that showed the bureau secretly used its Muslim outreach efforts to collect intelligence on religious activities protected by the Constitution. Under the U.S. Privacy Act, the FBI is generally prohibited from maintaining records on […]
In recent weeks judges have issued stay-away orders to about 20 Occupy Oakland protesters who have been charged but not yet convicted of any crimes, according to lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild and Occupy Oakland organizers. The orders, issued at the request of Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, bar the protesters from coming […]
In response to a motion by advocates of Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban, asking for Judge Stephen Reinhardt to recuse himself from Monday’s hearing, Reinhardt has denied the request. The request was based on Judge Reinhardt’s marriage to Ramona Ripston, the head of the Southern California ACLU, who Prop 8 supporters say has consulted […]