American Civil Liberties Union
A 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.
A 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.
A Native American student who sued his California school district because it refused to let him wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation will be able to wear the sacred item after all.
The City of Richmond’s police department rolled out new body cameras worn by police officers this week. Most will be equipped by Friday.
The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.
Reaction to the San Jose Police Department’s plans to use a drone ranged from outrage and rejection to measured support at a community meeting Wednesday where residents finally got a chance to sound off on the new technology after months of simmering anger about the secretive purchase.
A new app from BART is supposed to be a discreet way to report crime on the transit system. But privacy advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union are sounding the alarm.
A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.
After a year on the beat, a license plate scanner used by Los Altos Police now has a new policy for how long that data can be stored.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a lawsuit Monday against the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office over a policy requiring all women booked into Alameda County jails who are younger than 60 to submit to a pregnancy test.