Economic Justice

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News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The ACLU-WA has filed a petition asking the Washington Supreme Court to direct the Grant County District Court to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that requires them to determine a person’s ability to pay court system debts known as Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) before imposing these debts. When courts impose LFOs on people who cannot afford to pay them, individuals remain trapped in debt, stuck in poverty, and tied to the criminal justice system. Although the suit focuses on Grant County, similar practices exist in many courts around the state.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, April 3, 2017
The ACLU of Washington has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Office of Public Defense (OPD)— the state agency responsible for public defense in Washington— for failing to enforce minimum standards of public defense in Grays Harbor County.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, February 24, 2017
Taxpayers spent $1,316,203,624 on DWLS III enforcement between 1994 and 2015
Published: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
When it comes to how healthy you are, money matters— a lot.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The U.S. District Court today denied the ACLU’s motion for a temporary restraining order prohibiting the City of Seattle and the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) from seizing and destroying homeless people’s property without probable cause and constitutionally adequate notice.
Published: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
In America, everyone has the right to their personal property. Whether we live next door or outdoors makes no difference; The Constitution protects each of us, all of the time.

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