Vallejo Agrees to Pay Carl Edwards $750,000 for Brutal Beating by Police Officers

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Civil rights law firm Haddad & Sherwin LLP announced today that their client, Carl Edwards, has reached a $750,000 settlement with the City of Vallejo and its police officers Spencer Muniz-Bottomley, Mark Thompson, Bret Wagoner, and Lieutenant Steve Darden. The civil rights lawsuit stemmed from a video-recorded incident on July 30, 2017,...

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NCLA Asks Full Fifth Circuit to Rehear Case Concerning Unlawful SEC Administrative Proceedings

Washington, D.C., Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, today filed a petition[1] for rehearing en banc in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Michelle Cochran v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. NCLA’s client, Michelle Cochran, is contesting last month’s 2-1 panel decision...

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Press Release: Announcing Our New Development Director!

PRESS RELEASEWednesday, September 23, 2020 CONTACT:Morgan Keller, Communications Manager, ACLU-DE Phone: 302-654-5326 ext 109, [email protected][1]  WILMINGTON—The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware is excited to announce Melissa Bryson, former Development and Volunteer Manager Planned Parenthood of Delaware (PPDE), has joined the affiliate as our new development director. Bryson’s work at PPDE focused on donor management, fundraising campaigns and event planning, education...

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COVID-19 Response Shines Light on Need for Civil Liberty Protections: California Organization Drafts Bill to Fix Health and Safety Code

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to protect the right to body autonomy, California Health Coalition Advocacy (CHCA) has drafted legislation that would protect the right to refuse a long list of medical and non-medical interventions issued by the California Department of Public Health and Governor Newsom. The organization points out that in the midst...

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