News Releases

News Release, Published: 
Monday, August 6, 2018
The Seattle City Council passed an ordinance to ensure utility consumers’ sensitive personal data is not sold and is used only for utility service and related purposes.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, July 30, 2018
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington today issued an order requiring the government to provide evidence that follow-to-join refugees are being reunited with their families in the United States.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
No American should be subject to racial threats and violence for expressing their political views.  It is especially harmful to democracy when an elected official is attacked for his public policy positions.  We applaud Mayor Matta for standing up to these racist acts.  And we applaud Mayor Matta for his support of sanctuary cities and of our immigrant communities.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Finding that Tacoma Police Department (TPD) deliberately withheld public records on its use of an invasive cell phone surveillance device, a judge in Pierce County ordered the City of Tacoma to pay fines, costs and fees in an amount she said is “necessary to deter future misconduct.” 
News Release, Published: 
Monday, June 25, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court today vacated and remanded the Washington State Supreme Court’s decision in Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington, a case involving a same-sex couple turned away from a flower shop because of their sexual orientation.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
A routine bus trip home to his family became a nightmare for a man whom U.S. Border Patrol agents unlawfully detained for hours
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Un viaje rutina en autobús para llegar a casa con su familia se convirtió en una pesadilla para un hombre que fue detenido ilegalmente durante horas por agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de EE. UU.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018
The ACLU of Washington has filed a class-action civil rights lawsuit against Whatcom County and the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office for denying people with opioid use disorder (OUD) in the County Jail medications necessary to treat their addiction.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, May 7, 2018
The ACLU of Washington has sued the Washington Department of Early Learning (DEL) for imposing a blanket lifetime ban preventing anyone with a robbery conviction from working in childcare.  The ban applies no matter how long ago the conviction was, no matter the circumstances, and no matter how the applicant has turned around their life.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, April 9, 2018
The Washington Supreme Court on April 5 became the first court in the nation to adopt a court rule aimed at eliminating both implicit and intentional racial bias in jury selection.

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