News Releases

News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The lawsuit has ended the County’s practice of jailing, threatening to jail, or forcing manual labor on poor people unable to afford the court fees imposed by the County.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016
A new ACLU report includes a first-hand account by a Washington woman denied medically necessary care at a Catholic hospital. The report finds more than 40 percent of hospital beds in the state are in Catholic facilities that prohibit some essential medical care.
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Friday, April 22, 2016
A federal judge in Spokane said that he would allow a lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA program to move forward. The ruling is unprecedented for a case seeking to bring accountability for the CIA’s torture program.

 
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Yakima City Council has voted unanimously to drop its appeal of the ACLU-WA's landmark voting rights case.  The Court's decision ensures that all Yakima residents have a say in their government.  The Council's decision will now enable the City to move forward with the important work of building a better future for all the people in Yakima. 

News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The ACLU of Washington is glad that the U.S. Supreme Court today denied Nebraska and Oklahoma’s challenge to Colorado’s marijuana legalization and regulation law.
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit A.B/Trueblood v. DSHS filed a motion last night in U.S. District Court seeking a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO).
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Thursday, March 3, 2016
The ACLU-WA has launched “They Are Watching,” a website providing information about cutting-edge surveillance technologies and the threats they pose to privacy, free speech, and other civil liberties.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

An ACLU brief asserts that the state’s system of capital punishment is fundamentally flawed and must be struck down: Joining in the brief are 56 former and retired judges from around the state and a wide range of other organizations.

News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Washington House of Representatives today passed a bill (HB 1390) to end debtors’ prisons in Washington and reform our state’s system for court-imposed debts. The measure passed by a unanimous 97-0 vote.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, December 18, 2015
The ACLU-WA and 18 allies are seeking assurances that religious doctrine won’t restrict consumers’ access to medical services at new Walgreens’s clinics.

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