Stories from the ACLU of Washington

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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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Monday, April 25, 2016
Washington residents should not have to settle for laws and regulations that lack the same level of review available in other states.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
In America, we all have a right to our religious beliefs, but this does not give us the right to use our beliefs to discriminate against other people or impose our beliefs upon them.  
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Friday, April 15, 2016
Veronique is among the 200 high school students, educators, and parents who attended the ACLU Student Conference on Civil Liberties. The ACLU-WA has sponsored this annual event for more than 20 years. For the ACLU-WA’s classroom resources on civil liberties, see www.aclu-wa.org/teachers.

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