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.
California Drivers Can Now Contest Traffic Tickets Without Having To Pay Fine FirstA state judicial council voted Monday to unanimously approve a rule change that will allow California drivers to contest traffic violations without first paying for them.
Police Install Controversial License Plate Readers On Fairfield Patrol CarsThe Fairfield Police Department announced Saturday they have installed license plate readers on two patrol vehicles.
Police, San Francisco Public Defender Warn Body Cameras May Come With ConsequencesThe Oakland Police Department has been wearing body cameras since 2010, but the head of the Oakland Police Officers’ Association warns of the push to incorporate the cameras nationwide.