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The Government is Spying on You: ACLU Releases New Evidence of Overly Broad Surveillance of Everyday Activities

The Government is Spying on You: ACLU Releases New Evidence of Overly Broad Surveillance of Everyday Activities

By Julia Harumi Mass, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California & Michael German, Senior Policy Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:15am
This was originally posted by the ACLU of Northern California.
California Attorney General: Immigration Detainers are Voluntary

California Attorney General: Immigration Detainers are Voluntary

By Jennie Pasquarella, ACLU of Southern California & Julia Harumi Mass, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California at 2:14pm

 

For the first time, California Attorney General Kamala Harris publicly weighed in on the hotly-contested federal immigration program, Secure Communities (S-Comm).

The Problem of Prolonged Incarceration of Immigrants

The Problem of Prolonged Incarceration of Immigrants

By Julia Harumi Mass, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California at 11:24am

Bertha Mejia is a 53-year-old grandmother who fled political violence and sexual abuse in her native El Salvador as a girl. She has four U.S. citizen children and is the primary caretaker for her 9-year-old grandson, Pablo. The victim of rape at the…

Students' American Flag T-Shirts Are Protected Speech

By Julia Harumi Mass, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California at 3:49pm

Last week, five students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., were sent home on Cinco de Mayo for wearing T-shirts bearing the American flag. The students were reportedly sent home after Vice Principal Miguel Rodriguez told them the shirts…

Sloppy FBI Work Leads to Spying on Journalists

Sloppy FBI Work Leads to Spying on Journalists

By Julia Harumi Mass, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California at 2:38pm

This was originally posted by the ACLU of Northern California.

Remember Antiwar.com, the online news magazine that discovered it had been targeted by the FBI? The ACLU of Northern California filed a freedom of the press lawsuit to obtain full…

Civil Liberties and Muslims in America

By Julia Harumi Mass, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California at 4:54pm

San Francisco's Police Chief George Gascón roundly offended many Muslim-Americans last month when he suggested that retrofitting San Francisco's Hall of Justice had made the structure safe from both earthquakes and Yemeni or Afghan San Franciscans…

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