ACLU-WA filed an amicus brief with the Washington Supreme Court arguing that closed containers cannot be searched as part of a warrantless inventory search of an impounded vehicle.
ACLU-WA co-signed an amicus brief with the Korematsu Center in November 2018 in support of Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Ordinance. The ordinance would make it easier for people with criminal records to access housing.
ACLU-WA filed an amicus brief supporting Mr. Dawley’s argument on appeal that the statute criminalizing intimidating a public servant is unconstitutionally overbroad and limits protected speech because it fails to distinguish “true threats” from strongly
ACLU-WA filed an amicus brief with other amici in a case in which a juvenile was sentenced to an exceptionally harsh sentence for misdemeanor crimes because the court decided they were unlikely to comply with services in the community.
The brief argued that the personnel records exemption to the PRA applies to birthdates because personnel records are the source of birthdate information—and birthdates are private information that can be used to intrude on other sensitive records.
The ACLU of Washington represents Nonnie Lotusflower, a transgender woman in the custody of the Washington Department of Corrections (“DOC”) in a case challenging DOC's blanket ban on gender affirming surgery for transgender people.
Low juror pay disproportionately affects those facing financial hardship and people of color, which means they are less likely to be represented on juries. Juries should be representative of the communities in which they serve to the extent possible becau
We believe that the policy of the King County Superior Court to have individuals appear for mental commitment trials by video violates their rights.
The brief focused on the affirmative right to an education guaranteed by the Washington State constitution, the long-term harmful consequences of depriving students of this right for significant periods of time, and the disparate impact of suspension and
Because a COD is needed to vacate a prior criminal conviction, it is essential for many people to gain access to housing and employment— key factors in combating recidivism.

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