Free, advance screening of “Marshall” and lunchtime lecture at UHM Law School!

The ACLU of Hawaiiʻs Davis Levin First Amendment Conference is proud to present two remarkable events on Thursday, 9/14 featuring visiting speakers Michael Koskoff and John Marshall: 6 p.m.:  Free, advance screening of the new major motion picture “Marshall” with post-film talkback. 11 a.m.: Lunchtime lecture at UH Mānoaʻs William S. Richardson School of Law. […]

Upholding the Constitution during mass demonstrations in Hawai‘i

The ACLU of Hawaiʻi always monitors developments regarding protests and law enforcement actions during these protests. This includes the protests happening around telescopes on Haleakalā and Mauna Kea. Anyone whose rights have been violated can contact our office with reports, complaints, etc. We are a private non-profit government watchdog. All reports are confidential. To make […]

Breaking: ACLU & allies file brief supporting Hawai‘i challenge to Muslim ban implentation

Read the amicus curiae (“Friend of the Court”) brief: https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/297-1_0.pdf Read more about the issue: https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/governments-muslim-ban-guidance-arbitrary-illogical-and-discriminatory-just-ban We are standing with International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) and HIAS to fight the arbitrary rules the government has tried to impose and ensure that it complies with the Supreme Court’s ruling.  

Ten Questions for Honolulu’s Next Chief of Police

Printable PDF version: 10QsHPDchief           5/15/17 VIA CERTIFIED MAIL AND ELECTRONIC MAIL Chair Max J. Sword, Vice Chair Cha Thompson, Commissioner Luella T. Costales, Commissioner Eddie Flores, Jr., Commissioner Steven H. Levinson, Commissioner Loretta Sheehan, Commissioner Mark C. Tilker c/o Executive Officer Honolulu Police Commission 1060 Richards St., Suite 170 Honolulu, […]

Leadership transition at local ACLU planned for 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Hawai‘i announced today that its long-time executive director, Vanessa Chong, will be retiring early 2018. Chong became the organization’s executive director in 1984 and first joined its staff in 1981. ACLU of Hawai`i Board President Barbara Ankersmit said “Vanessa is leaving us a vital and strong organization and […]