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Voting Rights Victory: Elections Moving Forward in Yakima

Thanks to an ACLU-WA lawsuit, City Council elections in Yakima are moving ahead under a new district system designed to provide Latino voters a meaningful voice. A federal appeals court declined to approve an effort by City officials to stay the elections. Read More »

ACLU in the  2015 Seattle Pride Parade


The Supreme Court’s ruling is a victory for freedom, equality, and love. Thanks to all the people who never stopped fighting, marriage equality is now the law of the land. Read More »
Free Speech

State Supreme Court Upholds Free Speech Right to Criticize Police

Agreeing with an ACLU of Washington amicus brief, the Washington Supreme Court has reaffirmed that individuals have the right to criticize how police are handling a situation and that such criticism cannot be the basis of a criminal conviction for obstruction.   Read More »
Lady Justice

Court Orders State to Stop Violating Rights of People with Mental Illness in Jail

Apr 3, 2015
A federal judge has rebuked the State of Washington and ordered it to provide competency services speedily to people with mental illness in jails. The ruling came in a suit on behalf of incarcerated pre-trial detainees who have sat for weeks and months awaiting court-ordered services. Read More »
Kevan Coffey and Margaret Chen

Woman Sues Public Hospital District to Ensure Access to Abortion

Feb 19, 2015
The ACLU of Washington has filed a lawsuit seeking to have Skagit Regional Health comply with Washington’s Reproductive Privacy Act (RPA).  The suit is part of a new statewide effort by the ACLU to ensure that all public hospitals are complying with the RPA. Read More »