News Releases

News Release, Published: 
Thursday, May 14, 2009
You should have to give up all your privacy rights when you travel by car. A new ACLU-backed law passed by the 2009 legislature has moved Washington to the forefront of states in protecting the privacy of vehicle owners.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, December 15, 2008
In a victory for free speech rights, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the City of Seattle's ordinance for granting permits for parades and marches gives police too much discretion to revoke or alter permits.
News Release, Published: 
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The ACLU has asked Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske to take action to reduce unjustified arrests for obstructing a police officer, a charge that is only intended to be used on bystanders who interfere with police actions.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, September 14, 2007
A Q&A of issues regarding military recruitment at schools
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that police don't need a warrant or permission from a suspect before collecting genetic evidence from saliva used to seal an envelope. The ACLU had urged the Court to consider the risks to personal privacy from abuses of this practice.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, April 30, 2007
Government needs a warrant or a subpoena that can be challenged in court before gaining access to personal bank records, according to a unanimous decision of the Washington Supreme Court.
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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.
News Release, Published: 
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.
News Release, Published: 
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.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
A Q&A about walkouts, policy regarding absences, and other student political speech at public schools.

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