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Judge tells California to teach English learners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge Tuesday ordered the state of California to educate all children who don’t speak English, saying it needs to take action after reports showed a quarter of school […]


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ACLU says California schools fail English learners

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled tentatively that the state of California needs to respond to reports that a quarter of school districts failed to educate English learners. Superior Court Judge […]


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ACLU contends California must let former prisoners vote

This week the ACLU filed a lawsuit against California’s Secretary of State to allow state prison inmates to vote while they serve community probation terms. KFWB Legal Analyst Royal Oakes discussed this with Penny and […]


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NY judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday found that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is legal and a valuable part of the nation’s arsenal to counter […]


Officer Dennis Vafier of the Alexandria Police Dept., uses a laptop in his squad car to scan vehicle license plates during his patrols, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Driving somewhere? There’s a gov’t record of that

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong. […]


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Immigrant advocates sue gov’t over detainers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates have filed a lawsuit alleging that immigration agents are filing paperwork to keep arrestees in custody longer without investigating whether they’re in the country illegally. The American Civil Liberties […]



ACLU study: Pot arrests more likely for blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in […]


Calif. schools must set up fee complaint systems

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California school districts must have procedures in place by Friday for students and parents to file complaints if they feel their schools are improperly charging fees for educational activities.


ACLU wants veterans' group removed from cross case

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union says a veterans’ organization should have no say in legal talks over how to modify a war memorial cross that is located on federal land. The […]


RI school system: Dad-daughter dances violate law

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island schools superintendent has ended the district’s father-daughter dances and mother-son ballgames to comply with a state gender discrimination law, prompting some to complain that the move is an […]



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