Hayward Police Ordered To Refund Money Charged For Bodycam Video RequestAn Alameda County Superior Court judge has ordered the Hayward Police Department to refund more than $3,000 in fees charged to the National Lawyers Guild to fulfill a California Public Records Act request for body camera footage of a Black Lives Matter protest in 2014, according to the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the guild.
New York Governor Cuomo's Anti-BDS Executive Order Parallels NY, CA BillsNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo's anti-BDS executive order parallels legislative bills in California, New York and across the country.
Transgender Man Sues Dignity Health For Excluding Coverage Of Sex Reassignment SurgeryA transgender man trying to attain sex reassignment surgery filed a civil rights complaint Monday against his employer, Dignity Health, for allegedly depriving him of medical care for gender dysphoria.
California Police Flouting Asset Seizure Laws Prompts Action By State, Federal LawmakersCalifornia police have been flouting asset seizure laws, prompting action by state and federal lawmakers.
Reddit's Surveillance 'Warrant Canary' Disappearance Sparks ConcernIt's called a "warrant canary" and it was absent from Reddit's latest annual transparency report, released on Thursday.
UC Regents To Vote On Whether To Prohibit Anti-Zionism On CampusThe University of California’s Board of Regents is expected to vote Wednesday on a proposed policy on intolerance, recently revised to include anti-Zionism as a form of discrimination that will not be tolerated on UC campuses.
ACLU: Social Media Companies Suffer Transparency DeficitSocial media companies are being urged to show "real transparency" by explaining all content removals, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California said this week.
ACLU Seeks Hearings For Juveniles Sentenced To Life Without ParoleThe American Civil Liberties Union is urging the Supreme Court of California to allow hearings for teens who were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Central CA School Board Rejects Gender Equal Dress Code Allowing Boys To Wear Skirts, Dresses, EarringsClovis Unified school board has rejected proposed changes to the dress code that would have allowed boys to wear long hair, skirts and dresses.
Pregnancy Tests No Longer Mandatory For Women At Alameda County JailThe ACLU of Northern California has settled its lawsuit against the Alameda County Sheriff's Office challenging the pregnancy test requirement.
NorCal Catholic Hospital To Allow Tubal Ligation After Lawsuit ThreatA threat of a lawsuit has led to an about-face by a Catholic-affiliated hospital in Northern California which had refused to perform a sterilization procedure on a woman as requested by her doctor, citing religious principles.
NorCal Catholic Hospital's Refusal To Sterilize Woman Could Bring Statewide Legal ResponseA Northern California hospital's refusal to sterilize a woman because it violates Catholic principles could be challenged in court in a case with broad impacts for other religious-based hospitals across the state.