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Friday, November 20, 2009
In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government cannot continue to jail immigrants awaiting deportation whose home countries either will not accept them or no longer exist.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
The City of Spokane adopted an ACLU-supported domestic partnership ordinance in April 2004.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Seattle attorney Jeffery Robinson has been selected to monitor Grant County’s compliance with terms of a settlement agreement to improve the County’s public defender system.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
The high court voted 5-4 to reverse the ruling of two previous courts, upholding the state's ban on marriage between couples of the same sex.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
The ACLU announced that the US government has apologized to an Iraqi refugee whom federal agents unlawfully arrested.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
On June 6, 2005, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that upholds the federal ban on the medicinal use of marijuana. The case was decided on a 6-3 vote. This means that state laws allowing medical marijuana and federal laws prohibiting marijuana (even for medical purposes) continue to exist side-by-side.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
In a precedent-setting ruling on free speech in cyberspace, a federal court in Seattle today upheld the right to speak anonymously on the Internet.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
The Washington Supreme Court today struck down the City of Sumner's curfew ordinance, ruling that the law is unconstitutionally vague. The American Civil Liberties Union represents the Sumner parent who challenged the law. The parent had been fined for violating the curfew in 1999 after he allowed his teenage son to go to a neighborhood convenience store at night.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
One of the most insidious features of the War on Drugs has been government seizures and closures of the property of people who are not involved in illegal activities. The Washington Court of Appeals dealt these practices a setback when it ruled in April, 2000 that the state’s drug nuisance abatement law was unconstitutional as applied to Oscar's II, a Seattle nightclub.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
ACLU Brief Says Judge's Misconduct Highlights Problems in State's Judicial System: "Freedoms are threatened when judges ignore them."

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