ATTEMPT TO SILENCE OR FIRE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I FACULTY MEMBER A THREAT TO FREE SPEECH RIGHTS

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Honolulu, Hawai‘i: Multiple local news outlets have recently reported that an attorney for former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha has demanded that Kenneth Lawson, an associate faculty specialist at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i (UH Law) and co-director of the Hawai‘i Innocence Project,  stop commenting about the Kealoha case or be fired. […]

AFTER ACLU DEMAND, KĀHALA NUI RETIREMENT COMMUNITY CLARIFIES POLICIES TO PROTECT TENANTS’ CIVIL RIGHTS

Kāhala Nui confirms that residents can utilize Hawaii’s new medical aid-in-dying law in their private residences and that the Community does not grant preferences to Catholic residents or otherwise discriminate based on religion HONOLULU: The ACLU’s Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief and the ACLU of Hawaiʻi Foundation are pleased that Kāhala Nui, an […]

ACLU OF HAWAI‘I REMINDS LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND ELECTED OFFICALS: COURT DECISIONS RESTRICT CENSORSHIP OF SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS

Read an example letter: Governor Ige Letter Know more about your rights: https://acluhi.org/1stam-social-media/ Honolulu, Hawai‘i: Like many of us, public officials and government agencies use social media to communicate, interact and to be accessible – getting comments and engaging in discussion with constituents, voters, and supporters. When a comment on a social media page is […]

EQUALITY IS MORE THAN JUST LOCKER ROOMS: DOE’S PRESS CONFERENCE HIDES PERSISTENT GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Read the complaint:TitleIX filing Read the DOE answer to the complaint: 24 – DOE Answer Read the DOE scheduling conference statement: 33 – DOE Scheduling Conference Statement Honolulu, Hawai‘i: The State Department of Education (DOE) held a press conference today announcing that Kalani High School is dedicating a new athletic facility, which includes a new girls’ athletic locker room […]

New website under construction!

Please pardon our dust as we prepare over the next few months for our new ACLU of Hawai‘i website, which aims to make it easier than ever to find the information and resources about our civil rights work in Hawai‘i. In the meantime, as we do some cleanup, there may be a few broken links […]