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Top American Civil Liberties Union Articles

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  • Apodaca: Authorities must listen to and protect our children

    Once again, adults entrusted with the care of children have let them down. If you've been following the news lately, you've no doubt been horrified by accounts of a Los Angeles elementary school teacher who allegedly subjected students to lewd acts,...
  • Mailbag: 'Loud' ordinance flaws become clear

    Good intentions have some flaws ("'Loud' ordinance announcement coming Thursday," June 23). This ordinance obviously was already in effect on Balboa Island a few weeks ago. A very nice family owns a home on the island and also "rents" a big, famous...
  • Panel rules anti-solicitation law too broad

    Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and a Latino-rights advocacy group on Monday praised a federal appellate court ruling that will likely have implications for Costa Mesa's anti-solicitation ordinance. In a 3-1 ruling, a 9th Circuit Court...
  • Judge explains students' sentencing

    Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter J. Wilson said the so-called Irvine 11 students were "motivated by beliefs" when they disrupted a speech by the Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine. Wilson said he took that into consideration in sentencing the 10...
  • Apodaca: Keeping our educational promises to our children

    Filling out school registration forms isn't the most scintillating activity — there were 31 separate items to check off my son's list — so it's understandable if parents' eyes tend to glaze over while completing the task. Is so, they might...
  • In Theory

    A federal judge in Connecticut ruled Monday that two public high schools in Enfield, Conn., could not hold their graduation ceremonies on June 23 and 24 in a 3,000-seat church, First Cathedral, saying that this would violate the Constitution's 1st...
  • Costa Mesa could ban more massage parlors

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled to vote today on a moratorium banning new massage businesses from setting up shop and any existing studios from expanding. If approved, the move would extend the existing moratorium the City Council approved last...
  • Council delays budget vote

    Given a list of 19 cost-cutting proposals — which include a classic-car auction, suspending use of take-home vehicles and removing fans and heaters from office spaces — the Costa Mesa City Council voted Tuesday to delay a decision on its...
  • Sign-wavers still OK

    Costa Mesa may not restart enforcement of its anti-solicitation ordinance, despite a recent court ruling that allows another city to do so. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week sided with Redondo Beach in the city's quest to arrest anyone waving a...
  • No thanks for ACLU advisory

    Did you hear that the American Civil Liberties Union issued a "travel advisory" last week? Yep, ACLU offices in two dozen states felt it necessary to warn those traveling to Arizona that they may be subject to racial profiling. This warning is no...
  • Forum highlights immigrants' rights

    COSTA MESA — Carlota Lortez didn't know if police came knocking, she has the right to not allow them in unless they have a search warrant. After living in the United States for 10 years, she first learned this Thursday during a community forum in...
  • 'Solidarity' against ordinance [update: 12:15 p.m. July 28]

    Editor's note: The forum has been pushed back to 7 p.m. Thursday, according to Naui Huitzilopochtli. COSTA MESA — An organization that has been involved in lawsuits over the city's immigration and anti-solicitation ordinances will hold a community...