ACLU-WA filed an amicus brief with other amici in a case in which a juvenile was sentenced to an exceptionally harsh sentence for misdemeanor crimes because the court decided they were unlikely to comply with services in the community.
ACLU-WA filed an amicus brief focused on the importance of government transparency; the specific language of the PRA, its history, and purposes; and the constitutional implications of the public’s right to see and know what government actors are doing.
The brief argued that the personnel records exemption to the PRA applies to birthdates because personnel records are the source of birthdate information—and birthdates are private information that can be used to intrude on other sensitive records.
The ACLU of Washington represents Nonnie Lotusflower, a transgender woman in the custody of the Washington Department of Corrections (“DOC”) in a case challenging DOC's blanket ban on gender affirming surgery for transgender people.
Low juror pay disproportionately affects those facing financial hardship and people of color, which means they are less likely to be represented on juries. Juries should be representative of the communities in which they serve to the extent possible becau
Because a COD is needed to vacate a prior criminal conviction, it is essential for many people to gain access to housing and employment— key factors in combating recidivism.
The brief focused on the affirmative right to an education guaranteed by the Washington State constitution, the long-term harmful consequences of depriving students of this right for significant periods of time, and the disparate impact of suspension and
We believe that the policy of the King County Superior Court to have individuals appear for mental commitment trials by video violates their rights.

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