Stories from the ACLU of Washington

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Friday, July 22, 2016
The State Supreme Court has found that Lakewood’s law banning panhandling in certain areas violates free speech rights. The ruling is a vindication of the rights of homeless people.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Every year, more than 40,000 Washington public school students are suspended or expelled, and special education students make up nearly a third of these students.
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Monday, July 11, 2016
In the past several days we have seen intolerable violence around the country and we mourn the lives lost. We must all strive as never before to build a justice system that protects all of our community members.
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Friday, July 1, 2016
The public is entitled to know far more about the FBI’s use of surveillance cameras on utility poles.
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Friday, June 17, 2016
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a Washington man sentenced to 18 years in prison under excessively harsh guidelines from the War on Drugs is eligible to seek a reduction in his sentence.
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Friday, June 17, 2016
The ACLU has long advocated for the legal rights of transgender individuals, as part of our core commitment to equality for all people.
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Friday, June 10, 2016
The ACLU-WA and allies have filed briefs in two cases before the Washington Supreme Court urging it to support a law designed to maintain the relationship between incarcerated parents and their children.
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
The ACLU has filed a motion seeking to join Microsoft’s lawsuit challenging gag orders that prevent the company from telling its customers when the government has ordered it to turn over their data.
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Friday, May 20, 2016
The Washington Court of Appeals has invalidated the sentence of a 16-year-old who was sentenced to 92 years in prison because the court failed to consider the teen’s age as a factor when sentencing him.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR) agreed to change a transgender veteran’s discharge record to reflect her current legal name, an action that will help her get the benefits she has earned and reduce the likelihood she’ll face discrimination.

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