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Equal Access Act

Document, Published: 
Friday, May 5, 2017
Many schools allow students to form clubs, like a drama club or a debate club. Under the law, schools cannot discriminate against student clubs, like Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) for example, simply because they disagree with the message or purpose of a club. This document provides information about the federal Equal Access Act and protections for student clubs.

Is My Client Eligible to Vacate an Adult Criminal Conviction?

Document, Published: 
Friday, May 5, 2017
Many people with a criminal record want to “expunge” or “clear” their criminal histories. While Washington law does not permit the destruction of adult, conviction records, some people may be eligible to “vacate” a conviction record, which allows them to legally claim that they were never convicted.
Published: 
Friday, May 5, 2017
Hello friends, members, and donors: Holding the government accountable is a lot of work, even when we know what we're up against. But when agencies like the Border Patrol keep secrets? Well, that makes Emily mad. Here's why:
Published: 
Monday, April 24, 2017
A new ACLU report exposes how police in Washington's schools funnel youth into the school-to-prison pipeline.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, April 24, 2017
Students, Not Suspects Highlights How School Policing Funnels Youth into School-to-Prison Pipeline
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Friday, April 21, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an experienced attorney for a two-year term to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court to protect and preserve civil liberties for all Washingtonians. 

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