Know your rights and join the fight for fair, equal treatment by government of Honoluluʻs homeless! This information provided by the City as part of a stipulated court order in our lawsuit with the law firm of Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, Martin v. City and County of Honolulu. Activists! Are you documenting these sweeps? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]