Property lost during Honolulu homeless sweeps? Information on filing a claim, legal notices

To view the full site, visit: https://acluhi.org/homelessness-in-the-city-county-of-honolulu-know-your-rights/ Generally, you are included in the class if you were homeless or formerly homeless and your property was seized and destroyed by the City and County of Honolulu, and may be eligible to file your own claim for compensation. The class-wide settlement of the lawsuit Martin v. City […]

Stories sought on employment discrimination due to pregnancy and parenting

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The ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project is interested in hearing about your experiences with employment discrimination due to your pregnancy, or your employer’s failure to grant you accommodations in the workplace. https://action.aclu.org/secure/sex-discrimination-employment

New Publication: Rights of Hawaiiʻs Homeless

The ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) today announced the publication of a “know your rights” guide (“guide”) for homeless individuals impacted by City & County of Honolulu (“City”) “sweeps” to enforce the Stored Property Ordinance and the Sidewalk Nuisance Ordinance. The ACLU website guide, available at http://tinyurl.com/acluhawaii-homeless, details the rights most often affected during a […]

ACLU, State of Hawai‘i settle dispute over First Amendment right to take photographs in public

HONOLULU, HAWAI`I: The First Amendment right of individuals to take photographs in public was re-affirmed in an agreement reached between the ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) and the State of Hawai‘i. The dispute arose when an amateur photographer was cited by a state Sheriff for taking pictures of airplanes from a public sidewalk along Lagoon […]

Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer Legal Fellowship

The ACLU of Hawaii is now accepting applications for a volunteer legal fellow.  Please see attached document for details on how to apply.   2.24.2016 legal fellow job description