Updated Voting Rights Guide!

We’ve updated our Voting Rights Guide, just in time for election season! Did you know? As long as you’ve voted before, you do NOT need to show identification when casting your ballot You are allowed to bring anyone you want into the voting booth with you (as long as the person is not your employer […]

Free Speech Victory for MAUIWatch!

Maui_County_seal

Maui County agrees not to interfere with County official’s personal Facebook news site HONOLULU, HAWAII – The federal lawsuit alleging unconstitutional interference with plaintiff Neldon Mamuad’s prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed settled on 5/8/14. Honolulu-based attorney Marcus Landsberg IV, Maui-based attorneys Phillip Lowenthal and Samuel MacRoberts, and the ACLU of Hawaii represented Mr. Mamuad and were […]

Lawsuit: Hawaiiʻs “Preschool Open Doors” Program Violates Separation of Church and State

State must ensure that public monies subsidizing preschool attendance are not used to promote religion. Read the complaint: ACLUvMcManaman HONOLULU, HAWAII – A lawsuit filed Monday, 3/31/14, in the First Circuit Court against the Director of Hawaii’s Department of Human Services (“DHS”) charges that, lacking safeguards to ensure that public monies are not being used […]

Rules for Protests at Hawaii State Capitol Challenged as Unconstitutional in Federal Court

Public access to grounds and rotunda, noted in the run-up to 2011 APEC meeting, now an issue for upcoming ASEAN meeting, April 1-2. Read the complaint: Complaint3.27.14 HONOLULU, HAWAII – A federal lawsuit against the State Department of Accounting and General Services (“DAGS”) charges that outdated rules restricting public use of State property (including the […]

Popular “MAUIWatch” Facebook Page Founder Files Federal Lawsuit Against Maui County For Unlawful Attempts to Silence Speech

Maui_County_seal

Legal Documents: 3/4/14 Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Memo in Support: http://acluhawaii.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/mamuad_prelim.pdf 5/21/14 County opposition brief against PI: http://acluhawaii.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/mauicounty_opposition.pdf 5/2/14 Reply Brief: http://acluhawaii.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/mamuadreply.pdf HONOLULU, HAWAII – The ACLU of Hawaii Foundation (“ACLU”) announced today that a lawsuit and request for a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) have been filed against Maui County based on the County’s […]