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50 Years of Service in Hawai‘i Nei

Aloha! The ACLU of Hawai‘i turns 50 this year — wow! Our mission to protect fundamental rights for all people would not be possible without extraordinary support from the local community.  As a private non-profit, your ACLU delivers legal, legislative and public education services everyday at no cost to the public. We do not accept […]

Stipulation and Exhibit as Entered, Martin v. City & County of Honolulu

https://acluhawaii.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/96-2.pdf   https://acluhawaii.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/96-3.pdf

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Hawai‘i Joins Nationwide, Bipartisan Effort To Empower Americans to #TakeCTRL of Their Privacy

ACLU of Hawai‘i lauds Rep. Matthew LoPrestiʻs local efforts to Advance Student and Employee Privacy Learn more: https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/campaign-takectrl-our-privacy-sweeps-nation-and-you-thought-bipartisanship-was Sign the petition!: http://www.aclu.org/takectrl_af Honolulu, Hawai‘i:  Today, Rep. Matthew LoPresti (Ewa Beach) urged his legislative colleagues to advance student data privacy and employee social media privacy in Hawai‘i. LoPresti joins a diverse, bipartisan coalition of legislators across […]

ACLU of Hawaii Open Records Request Archive: New Information Available

See the request and responses from the City & County of Honolulu in regards to the Governor’s Proclamation on Homelessness. http://acluhi.org/open-records-requests/

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Public Invited to Celebrate Bill of Rights Day at Local ACLU’s Annual Meeting

Planned topics for discussion include civil rights of the homeless, asset forfeiture abuse, and how to access government records. The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i will hold its Annual Meeting and Bill of Rights Day Celebration the evening of Tuesday, 12/15/15, at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Maui Room. Registration begins at 5:00, the […]

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Follow our hashtag: #aclusweeptweet on Twitter and Facebook to get “day-before” info on Honolulu homeless sweeps. To get our tweets as a text message instead, send a text to 40404 and send the words: subscribe acluhawaii To unsubscribe, send a text to 40404 and send the words: unsubscribe acluhawaii For more information, and to learn […]

Court Order Requires City to Follow Law: Impound, Not Destroy, Property Seized in Sweeps

Court date of 1/12/16 set for Martin v. City and County of Honolulu Read the Order: MartinVCC_2007523-0–10888-2 HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – In response to new evidence, Federal Judge Helen Gillmor has ordered that the City and County of Honolulu (“City”) must stop “immediately dispos[ing] of any property” under the Sidewalk Nuisance and Stored Property Ordinances (“Ordinances”). […]

Pastor and Maui County Settle 1st Amendment Lawsuit

County Drops Appeal, Maui Police to Receive Additional Training on Free Speech in Public Spaces Read the settlement agreement: Goodhue_106StipulationforDismissalwithPrejudiceandOrder HONOLULU – In a victory for free speech, a federal 1st Amendment lawsuit brought by a Maui pastor and his wife has been settled. As part of the settlement agreement, the County of Maui has […]

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Holding fast to our values

In the face of terrorism, our most cherished ideals are under attack. Fortunately, Hawai‘i and other states have loudly expressed and re-doubled their commitment to the shared values of a free and open society. Hawaii’s ACLU and community allies strongly support the commitment of Gov. David Ige to welcome Syrian refugees fleeing extremist horror and […]

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Kaua‘i County’s proactive rule change upholds privacy rights

Read the memo: 20151103150645040 Kudos to Kaua‘i County for voluntarily changing its pre-employment requirements to comply with the Constitution! Now, only “safety sensitive” positions are subject to medical screenings. This follows our recent court victory against Hawai’i County – which led to Hawai‘i County’s compliance as well. Maui County continues to require drug tests as […]

New Evidence, New Legal Action Asks Court to Halt City’s Immediate Destruction of Property

• Read the motion (6 pages, PDF): ACLU_AHFIMotion_PI_6pg • Read the memo in support (49 pages, PDF): ACLU_AHFI_memo49pg HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – Citing new evidence that the City and County of Honolulu is using ‘sweeps’ of homeless individuals to continue bypassing Hawai‘i laws and violate the Constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) and […]