Stories from the ACLU of Washington

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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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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The ACLU proudly stands with other advocates of equality in opposing an initiative that would overturn state protections against discrimination for transgender people.
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Friday, May 6, 2016
Concern for civil rights led a journalist working for the ACLU to expose one of the nation’s largest public health crises. ACLU staff reporter Curt Guyette has exposed the shocking story of how government actions resulted in the poisoning of the water supply for residents of Flint, Michigan.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The ACLU of Washington, along with allies, filed an amicus brief challenging the practice of charging an indigent individual thousands of dollars to preserve the constitutional right to appeal.
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Monday, May 2, 2016
A federal court has rejected the government’s request to dismiss a class-action lawsuit seeking legal representation for thousands of children nationwide facing deportation hearings.
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Monday, May 2, 2016
The wholesale exclusion of kids from education in Washington may soon be a thing of the past. A new law passed by the 2016 legislature comes into effect that requires school districts to students who have been suspended or expelled.
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Friday, April 29, 2016
This month, two high school students in Clarkston School District in Asotin County were charged originally with felony assault.  Their crime?  Discharging fart spray in the library.   

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