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 […]

Settlement in Hawai‘i County Free Speech Case

Unconstitutional ordinances revised as a result of First Amendment lawsuit Read the settlement: 72 Stipulation and Order Dismissing Case HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation and the law firm of Davis Levin Livingston today announced a settlement of a lawsuit that challenged Hawai‘i County’s laws prohibiting individuals from holding signs […]

Dispensary Bill Now Law, Lauded by Advocates

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“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 […]

Improved housing protection for Hawai‘i Medical Marijuana patients becomes law 11/1/14

10/30/14 – Honolulu, Hawai‘i: The Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawai‘i (“MCCHI”) welcomes the enactment of Act 60, which, as of 11/1/14, voids provisions in Hawai‘i rental agreements that previously would have allowed eviction of a tenant based on their status as a registered patient with Hawaiiʻs medical marijuana program. Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawai‘i and […]

First Amendment Victory in Kona “Panhandling” Case

Judge grants temporary restraining order against Hawaii County HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – Advocates declare a victory for freedom of speech as United States District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway entered a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) against Hawai‘i County. The TRO prohibits Hawai‘i County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless […]