News Releases

News Release, Published: 
Saturday, November 12, 2016
On Nov. 15 at Bellevue College, the WA Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case in which the lower court ruled a florist violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when she refused to sell flowers to a gay couple for their wedding. The ACLU is representing the couple.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The ACLU-WA has issued a position paper examining the many harms of jailing of people in Washington  before trial when they are unable to pay money bail, and recommending principles for reform.

News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Community organizations and legal advocates are calling on the Seattle City Council and Mayor Ed Murray to pass an ordinance introduced by Councilmember Mike O’Brien aimed at making the City more responsive to both neighborhood concerns and the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The groups urged the City Council to vote today to move the proposal forward in the legislative process.

News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
In response to an ACLU-WA lawsuit, the Pasco City Council has agreed that its at-large system for city council elections violates the Voting Rights Act, and it will submit a consent decree in federal court. (Pictured above: plaintiff Bertha Glatt at center, with ACLU-WA attorneys La Rond Baker and Breanne Schuster.)
News Release, Published: 
Friday, August 12, 2016
A federal appeals court issued rulings that will enable thousands of immigrants to request bond hearings. This will provide the opportunity to be reunited with their families while they face deportation hearings, instead of being held in immigration detention centers.
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Thursday, August 4, 2016
In a lawsuit filed by the ACLU-WA, a resident is challenging the City of Pasco’s at-large election system for violating the Voting Rights Act by unlawfully diluting the vote of Latinos in City Council elections.
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Though Washington state has required hospitals to post on their websites the services they offer, many have failed to provide clear information. So, the ACLU-WA and allies have launched the ClearHealth Washington site to fill the information gap.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016
A federal judge has found the State of Washington in contempt of her repeated orders requiring the Dept. of Social and Health Services to provide timely mental health competency services.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Federal Court Grants Class-Action Status in Challenge to Obama Administration
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
In a case brought by the ACLU, a Superior Court judge has ruled public hospitals in Washington that provide maternity services must also provide abortions.

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