We explain that police departments that engage in this type of immigration enforcement violate both the federal Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure and the Washington Constitution’s prohibition on warrantless arrests.
In this case, the ACLU urged the Washington Supreme Court to allow juveniles and young adults to challenge the draconian adult sentences imposed on them, because youth has been recognized as a mitigating factor in sentencing.
The ACLU of Washington filed an amicus brief in this case arguing that Mr. Belcher’s continued indefinite civil commitment for sex offenses committed as a juvenile violate his due process rights.
We argue however, that in this case, the violent incident recorded falls within a bodily threat exception to the Act and that the recording could be used as evidence.
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When government employees of two different agencies share documents, they cannot shield the documents from public disclosure unless the narrow and strict requirements for “common interest” work product privilege are met
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he ACLU of Washington’s amicus brief argued that this case demonstrated a need for a stronger protection against bias in jury selection than the federal Batson rule.
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Racial biases in jury deliberations violate a defendant’s right to a fair trial and undermine the fair and impartial administration of the criminal justice system.
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