The ACLU of Washington and PeaceHealth, a Catholic healthcare organization, have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU-WA, Enstad v. PeaceHealth regarding coverage of transgender services determined to be medically necessary.
Regardless of the federal recommendations, Washington state’s constitution and laws provide additional protections for students and a create a strong mandate for schools to adopt discipline policies that are nondiscriminatory, culturally competent, and provide for every student’s education and safety.
Microsoft President Brad Smith has acknowledged that widespread adoption of facial recognition technology (or face surveillance) carries significant risks. Underlying Smith’s proposals is the assumption that widespread adoption of face surveillance technology is simply inevitable, and that society must find a way to deal with the consequences. What first must be decided now is not how to make face surveillance less bad, but whether we want it at all.
The ACLU of Washington welcomes applications from graduate and law students for its summer policy advocacy internship. The internship will begin in the summer of 2019 and is a full-time, 10-week program in ACLU of Washington’s Seattle office. It provides students with a dynamic opportunity to participate in our organization’s policy advocacy work supporting the civil rights of all Washington citizens.
Voters often overlook this local election, but it’s a key way to curb mass incarceration. What few people realize is that prosecuting attorneys play a leading role in shaping the criminal system— and that voters in their communities elect them to the job.