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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Microsoft President Brad Smith has acknowledged that widespread adoption of facial recognition technology (or face surveillance) carries significant risks. Underlying Smith’s proposals is the assumption that widespread adoption of face surveillance technology is simply inevitable, and that society must find a way to deal with the consequences. What first must be decided now is not how to make face surveillance less bad, but whether we want it at all.
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Friday, November 30, 2018
We issued a minority report opposing a task force recommendation to fund school police and instead recommend interventions to create a positive school climate and additional student supports.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The ACLU of Washington welcomes applications from graduate and law students for its summer policy advocacy internship. The internship will begin in the summer of 2019 and is a full-time, 10-week program in ACLU of Washington’s Seattle office. It provides students with a dynamic opportunity to participate in our organization’s policy advocacy work supporting the civil rights of all Washington citizens.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 9, 2018
After an ACLU-WA lawsuit, the government agreed to naturalize a decorated Army service member.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018
A broad coalition of community leaders is urging the Seattle City Council to reject a tentative contract between the City and the Seattle Police Officers Guild
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Thursday, November 1, 2018
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is pleased to offer internships to interested law school students for the upcoming summer of 2019.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Voters often overlook this local election, but it’s a key way to curb mass incarceration. What few people realize is that prosecuting attorneys play a leading role in shaping the criminal system— and that voters in their communities elect them to the job.

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