News Releases

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Friday, November 20, 2009
As the nation approaches the one-year anniversary of the USA PATRIOT Act, the American Civil Liberties Union today announced a new nationwide effort to recover the freedoms that Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Bush Administration have rolled back since last year's terrorist attacks. "Keep America Safe and Free: The Campaign to Defend the Constitution" is a national effort involving litigation, grassroots organizing, and community education in all 50 states.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
A bill was introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives today to provide that an incarcerated person may ask a court for DNA testing of biological evidence relating to his or her case.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
The Washington Supreme Court has granted a woman the opportunity to seek parental rights with a child she helped raise with her former partner.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Khalil Hassam, a senior at University Prep in Seattle who has worked to build tolerance and respect for diversity at his school, has been awarded a 2006 American Civil Liberties Union Youth Activist scholarship.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
16 high school students from across the country will each be awarded a $12,500 college scholarship for their dedication to preserve our civil liberties.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
At its June meeting the ACLU-WA Board of Directors adopted a policy opposing laws that require parents to make financial contributions toward the costs of their child
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Friday, November 20, 2009
The ACLU of Washington, the National ACLU's Women's Rights Project, and the Northwest Women’s Law Center today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Washington Court of Appeals backing a woman’s right to end her marriage regardless of whether she is pregnant.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
In an order signed by Chief Justice Barbara Durham on May 12th, the Washington Supreme Court has decided not to review a 1997 Court of Appeals ruling that found unconstitutional the Bellingham juvenile curfew ordinance enacted in 1992.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
The American Civil Liberties Union today filed claims for compensation with the U.S. Treasury Department on behalf of two Somali businessmen in Seattle. The businessmen seek fair compensation for losses suffered from a raid in early November by government agents seeking assets of a completely separate money-transfer business.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Today legislation was introduced in the House and the Senate to ensure the privacy of cable television subscribers. Senate Bill 5868 and House Bill 1842 prohibit a cable company from revealing to any third party which cable services an individual subscriber receives, or the extent or nature of the subscriber’s viewing or use of other cable services.

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