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Published: 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
Published: 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
Published: 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
Published: 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
One in four Americans has a criminal record, and a criminal record can be a big obstacle to housing and employment. The ACLU of Washington’s Second Chances Project provides information to individuals who want to reduce the barriers posed by criminal records. We also provide resources and community education on criminal records issues.

This case asks whether Washington violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment when it followed a state law forbidding the use of public funds for theology degrees

The Washington Supreme Court ruled that the state's Equal Access to Justice Act allows the awarding of attorney fees at each level of judicial review.

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Solis Diaz’s PRP argues that his extensive term-of-years sentence is the functional equivalent of a juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) sentence, and is therefore unconstitutional under the U.S. and Washington State Constitutions.

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In June 2012, the United States Supreme Court struck down mandatory life without possibility of parole sentences when imposed on individuals convicted of committing murder while under age 18 (referred to herein as JLWOP sentences). 

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