Hawai‘i County Settles Lawsuit Over Pre-Employment Medical Testing


County will no longer force workers to submit to urinalysis, reveal private medical history Read the settlement agreement: 59 Stipulation and Order Honolulu – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation and the law firm of Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Kane & Carr today announced settlement of a lawsuit against Hawai‘i County over its […]

Constitution Day is September 17th! ACLU-HI Pop-Up in booth #713 at Amazing! Hawaii Comic Con!


The ACLU of Hawai‘i is proud to be 50 years old, defending the Bill of Rights in Hawai‘i Nei. This yearʻs Constitution Day is special, and we are celebrating with an affiliate Pop-Up in booth #713 at the Amazing! Hawaii Comic Con.  We will be there all three days for the Con. Stop by for […]

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 […]

Federal Court Orders Hawaii County To Suspend Urinalysis for County Employee

Federal judge rules that County policy violates prospective employee’s constitutional rights Read the Court’s full order here. 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 […]

Edward Snowden LIVE via video link at upcoming Davis Levin First Amendment Conference


Can democracy survive secrecy? What is the future of the First Amendment in a surveillance society? These questions will be the focus of a rare and provocative public discussion at the Davis Levin First Amendment Conference (“Conference”) happening Saturday, February 14th, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Edward Snowden’s release of […]