We argue that the police have a duty of care owed to the citizens they serve, including those with disabilities and those who speak languages other than English. Disallowing negligence claims against the police removes a key tool of deterrenc
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The brief details how white jurors paused in answering questions too, but their pause was considered “thoughtfulness” while the African American juror’s pause was used against her.
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ACLU-WA filed an amicus brief with the Washington Supreme Court arguing that closed containers cannot be searched as part of a warrantless inventory search of an impounded vehicle.
ACLU-WA co-signed an amicus brief with the Korematsu Center in November 2018 in support of Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Ordinance. The ordinance would make it easier for people with criminal records to access housing.
ACLU-WA filed an amicus brief supporting Mr. Dawley’s argument on appeal that the statute criminalizing intimidating a public servant is unconstitutionally overbroad and limits protected speech because it fails to distinguish “true threats” from strongly
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.

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