OpEd: Protect State Constitution by voting ‘No’ on ConCon

This oped originally published on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Honolulu Civil Beat: https://www.civilbeat.org/2018/10/protect-state-constitution-by-voting-no-on-concon/ By Joshua A. Wisch, Executive Director A number of people have asked me why the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is opposed to holding a state constitutional convention. As one of Hawaii’s leading civil rights advocates, some are curious as […]

Kaua‘i County’s proactive rule change upholds privacy rights

Read the memo: 20151103150645040 Kudos to Kaua‘i County for voluntarily changing its pre-employment requirements to comply with the Constitution! Now, only “safety sensitive” positions are subject to medical screenings. This follows our recent court victory against Hawai’i County – which led to Hawai‘i County’s compliance as well. Maui County continues to require drug tests as […]

Hawai‘i County Settles Lawsuit Over Pre-Employment Medical Testing

County will no longer force workers to submit to urinalysis, reveal private medical history Read the settlement agreement: 59 Stipulation and Order Honolulu – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation and the law firm of Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Kane & Carr today announced settlement of a lawsuit against Hawai‘i County over its […]

Federal Court Orders Hawaii County To Suspend Urinalysis for County Employee

Federal judge rules that County policy violates prospective employee’s constitutional rights Read the Court’s full order here. Honolulu – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i and the law firm of Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Kane & Carr sued Hawai‘i County in federal court on Monday, March 9 on behalf of Rebekah Taylor-Failor, a Kailua-Kona […]