Dispensary Bill Now Law, Lauded by Advocates

“Diligent efforts” by Hawai’i lawmakers praised Honolulu, Hawai‘i: HB 321 was signed into law by Governor Ige as Act 241 on July 14th, 2015. Act 241 establishes a framework for medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaiʻi. The Department of Health will establish administrative rules and procedures governing the program, with the first dispensaries set to open […]

Federal Court Orders Hawaii County To Suspend Urinalysis for County Employee

Federal judge rules that County policy violates prospective employee’s constitutional rights Honolulu – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i and the law firm of Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Kane & Carr sued Hawai‘i County in federal court on Monday, March 9 on behalf of Rebekah Taylor-Failor, a Kailua-Kona woman who is about to begin […]

Sold Out Davis Levin First Amendment Conference Plans Statewide Simulcast

EVENT IS SOLD OUT • NO WAITLIST • NO WALKINS Live conversation with Edward Snowden (via video link from Moscow, Russia) and his attorney, Ben Wizner to be simulcast statewide and to web Watch live, Saturday, 2/14/15 noon to 1:30 p.m., HST: Akakū Maui Community Media: Channel 55 Nā Leo ‘O Hawai‘i Community Access Television […]

ACLU-Hawai‘i co-sponsors screening of Albie Sachs biopic “Soft Vengeance” 2/8/15

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Sat., February 7, to Sun. February 22, 2015: Hawaii Museum of Art Doris Duke Theater. The Hawaii Museum of Art presents: The 4th Annual African American Film Festival. Various dates and times. Fee to attend. For more information and ticket purchase: http://honolulumuseum.org/14862-4th_annual_honolulu_african_american_film_festival The Sun. February 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m. screening of “Soft Vengeance“, the inspirational […]

50 Years of Service in Hawai‘i Nei

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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 […]