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 […]

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 […]

New Evidence, New Legal Action Asks Court to Halt City’s Immediate Destruction of Property

• Read the motion (6 pages, PDF): ACLU_AHFIMotion_PI_6pg • Read the memo in support (49 pages, PDF): ACLU_AHFI_memo49pg HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – Citing new evidence that the City and County of Honolulu is using ‘sweeps’ of homeless individuals to continue bypassing Hawai‘i laws and violate the Constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) and […]