Latest From ACLU of Washington

The latest content and updates from the ACLU of Washington website.

News Release, Published: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Keep Washington Working Act (Senate Bill 5497) enhances public safety and promotes fairness to immigrants and protects the privacy and civil rights of all Washington residents.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, is a pivotal moment in police accountability for Seattle.  The federal district court will be conducting a hearing to determine whether the labor contract between the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Officers Guild, that was approved by the City last fall, complies with the consent decree the court has been supervising since 2012.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The Whatcom County Jail will provide people in the jail with opioid use disorder (OUD) the medications necessary to treat their addiction, according to the settlement agreement proposed in a class-action civil rights lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Washington.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Mohanad Elshieky, a professional comedian who lives in Portland, Oregon, filed an administrative complaint today against the Border Patrol after Border Patrol officers in Spokane, WA, pulled him off of a bus during a layover at the Greyhound Bus Station in the Spokane Intermodal Center.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Governor Inslee signed into law the Responsible Teen Communications Act (SHB 1742) which protects teenagers from felony prosecution for distribution or possession of child pornography when they make explicit messages and images of themselves (“selfies”) and share them with peers, and invests in evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies.

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