ACLU testimony opposing City Council bills expanding sit/lie bans

“Instead of wasting limited public resources enforcing constitutionally infirm bills—which would likely result in costly lawsuits—without actually reducing the number of unsheltered homeless, the ACLU strongly encourages the City and County of Honolulu to reconsider its proposed approach to homelessness. In particular, to meet its constitutional obligations, the County needs to ensure that sufficient and […]

ACLU Challenges Federal Restrictions on Abortion Pill

Filed Chelius v. Wright (1) KAUAI, Hawaii — The American Civil Liberties Union today filed suit on behalf of a Hawaii doctor and several professional health care associations to challenge federal restrictions that significantly limit access to medication abortion. The federal lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii challenges FDA […]

Op-ed: Looking past the repeal of DACA, the fight for the soul of our country starts at home

We stand with all immigrants and their families in Hawai‘i and across America. The administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a low blow to our communities and values. In a fast rebuke to the decision, Hawai‘i has joined a coalition of 16 states in a lawsuit to protect DACA […]

ACLU of Hawaii statement on DACA repeal

The White House’s cruel decision to slam the door on dreamers today serves no purpose other than to upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who grew up in America and have no other place to call home. Dreamers are the latest victims of a broken immigration system that not only tears […]

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. […]