News Releases

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Monday, October 9, 2006
The King County Council has voted to create an independent office of oversight for the Sheriff's office. It was one of several recommendations made by a blue ribbon panel that included ACLU of Washington Legislative Director Jennifer Shaw.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has asked phone companies to preserve call records that may have been illegally surrendered to a government spying program.
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Monday, June 19, 2006
Shimrote Ishaque is joining nine other citizens who have experienced stops, body searches, handcuffing, excessive force and other aggravations by customs officers - all partly due to inaccurate government records.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006
The ACLU has filed an amicus brief challenging Pierce County’s practice of routinely examining hotel registration records without reasonable suspicion of a crime.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2006
A summary of known federal domestic surveillance programs. Part of the package on ACLU FOIA requests for local peace groups.
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Friday, August 12, 2005
In June 2005 the Tacoma City Council approved by a 6-2 vote a major reform of police accountability by establishing an independent auditor and a citizen review board. The vote culminates over two years of work by the Police Accountability Working Group, created by the Tacoma Human Rights Commission to draft a proposal for citizen oversight.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Today the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that even in times of unrest, the government cannot arrest protesters simply because of their message. The ruling came in the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington's lawsuit challenging the City of Seattle's establishment and enforcement of a No Protest Zone during the meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1999.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005
The ACLU is suing two federal agents for unlawfully imprisoning and seeking to deport an Iraqi refugee who had broken no laws.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2005
The ACLU has sued the state to strike down laws that ban marriage between couples of the same sex.
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Monday, November 1, 2004
The Burien City Council voted 6-0 to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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