In June 2012, the United States Supreme Court struck down mandatory life without possibility of parole sentences when imposed on individuals convicted of committing murder while under age 18 (referred to herein as JLWOP sentences).
Solis Diaz’s PRP argues that his extensive term-of-years sentence is the functional equivalent of a juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) sentence, and is therefore unconstitutional under the U.S. and Washington State Constitutions.
A nationwide class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of children who are challenging the federal government's failure to provide them with legal representation as it carries out deportation hearings against them.
The ACLU filed a friend-of-the-court brief protecting the rights of someone who sought to be legally designated as a de facto parent – one who has been found by the court to have assumed the role of a parent for a substantial period of time.
The ACLU filed amicus briefs in both the Court of Appeals and state Supreme Court, supporting tenants who sought to redact their names from the online court index of a dismissed unlawful detainer case.
A class action in state court on behalf of employees of Gate Gourmet under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (“WLAD”), RCW 49.60, for Defendant’s failure to accommodate their religious and/or sincerely held belief
The ACLU filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a case in which three Bosnian immigrants claimed that they could not understand testimony and attorney discussions at their hearings over compensation for job injuries because they were denied a translator