Court Blocks Trump’s New Muslim Ban

HONOLULU — A federal court in Hawai‘i has temporarily blocked President Trump’s new Muslim ban executive order before it was set to take effect one minute after midnight. In another challenge, the American Civil Liberties Union and partner organizations were in U.S District Court in Maryland today also asking the ban be halted. Omar Jadwat, […]

Press Conference & Sign Holding for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 2/1/17

Press conference planned, sign holders welcome 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. When: February 1, 2017, press conference at noon sharp. Where: U.S. District Court/ Federal Building Front Steps. 300 Ala Moana Blvd. What: Diverse civil groups and organizations, including the Muslim Association of Hawaii, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Hawaii Coalition for Immigrant Rights, […]

Complaint Seeks Federal Investigation and Intervention Over Unconstitutional Conditions in Hawaii’s Jails and Prisons

Read the complaint: acluhidojcomplaintprisonovercrowding (PDF) Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Following a year-long investigation, the ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) has filed a complaint with the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) requesting a Federal investigation and intervention to force the State of Hawaiʻi to address unconstitutional conditions and overcrowding in its jails and prisons. The ACLU […]

Deadline for mailed voter registration extended to comply with federal law

For more information, please visit our 2016 Voting Rights Guide online! The ACLU of Hawaiʻi learned that Monday, October 10, 2016, Hawaii’s deadline for voter registration applications for the upcoming General Election, also happened to fall on a Federal holiday (Discoverers’ Day) with no mail service. The Hawaiʻi Office of Elections, noting the conflicting dates, […]

New report details nationwide police use of facial recognition software

Read the report: https://www.perpetuallineup.org/ National ACLU statement: https://www.aclu.org/news/aclu-urges-justice-department-investigate-police-use-face-recognition Together with the ACLU national office and other affiliates, we welcome the Center on Privacy & Technology and Georgetown Law’s comprehensive report on government use of facial recognition technology in the United States. The report reveals that local governments’ use of this technology is—like the use of […]