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Leon Panetta. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawyer For Military Women ‘Thrilled’ About Ending Combat Ban

A lawyer for four servicewomen who sued the U.S. Department of Defense for the right to have combat duty said in San Francisco Thursday that she and her clients are “thrilled” that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the lifting of the combat ban.

01/24/2013

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U.S. Military To Announce Reversal On Policy That Bans Women From Combat

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to announce the U.S. military’s reversal of a policy that bans women from serving in combat, this week.

01/23/2013

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

SF Judge To Hear Motion To Block Sex Offender Internet Disclosure Requirement

A federal judge will hear arguments in San Francisco Monday morning on a motion to block a voter initiative’s requirement that California’s 73,000 registered sex offenders must give police a list of their online screen names and Internet service providers.

12/17/2012

An unmanned drone comes in for a landing (CBS)

Vocal Opposition Delays Funding Of Alameda County Sheriff’s Drone

The ACLU claims that that county officials have been perusing the use of drones in secrecy, and are planning to use them for surveillance and intelligence gathering, not simply search and rescue.

12/04/2012

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Federal Judge Halts Part Of California Human Trafficking Measure

A federal judge has blocked part of a voter-approved ballot initiative related to human trafficking.

11/08/2012

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ACLU Challenges Prop. 35, Human Trafficking Initiative

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging California’s new voter-approved law to boost penalties for those convicted of human trafficking.

11/07/2012

Mi Pueblo Supermarket. (CBS)

Mi Pueblo Faced Federal Immigration Audit, Company Says

A Department of Homeland Security audit prompted San Jose-based Mi Pueblo foods to participate in a federal program that verifies a prospective employee’s immigration status, the supermarket chain said Friday.

10/05/2012

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1 Year After California Prison Realignment, ACLU Says More Reform Needed

With Monday marking one year since the state’s prison realignment legislation went into effect, the American Civil Liberties Union of California Thursday released an assessment of the realignment process thus far and how voters perceive the state’s criminal justice system.

09/28/2012

A protester is detained by police during a rally for International Worker's Day on May 1, 2012 in Oakland. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Documents Show FBI Kept Close Eye On Occupy Oakland Protests

Documents show the FBI was keeping a watchful eye on Occupy Oakland protests last year.

09/14/2012

A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

San Francisco Police Commission Delays Decision On Use Of Tasers

The San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday night decided again to hold off on allowing the Police Department to use Tasers.

08/02/2012

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