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ACLU Staff Attorney Selected as Super Lawyer

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Thursday, June 1, 2006
Aaron Caplan, ACLU-WA staff attorney, has been selected as a Washington Super Lawyer in the Summer 2006 issue of Washington Law & Politics. Read the magazine article about Caplan and the ACLU's legal staff.

May 31, 2006 Testimony by Doug Klunder Before the UTC

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006
The ACLU-WA's Privacy Project director testified that the UTC has the jurisdiction and the duty to open an investigation into allegations of unlawful sharing of private customer records by phone companies in Washington state.

ACLU Letter to UTC Requesting Investigation of Phone Companies

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006
The American Civil Liberties Union is troubled by recent media reports claiming that telephone companies have regularly shared consumer telephone records with the National Security Agency without legal authority. If true, these companies have seriously violated the privacy of their customers by disclosing information that reveals their associations, interests and a host of personal details about their lives.

ACLU Opposes Suspicionless Drug Testing for Lake Stevens Students

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The ACLU of Washington wishes to comment on the recent news that the Lake Stevens School District may require drug tests for all students enrolled in school-sponsored extracurricular activities, even where there are no grounds to suspect that the individual students being tested are abusing drugs.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
A Q&A about walkouts, policy regarding absences, and other student political speech at public schools.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006
The ACLU has filed an amicus brief challenging Pierce County’s practice of routinely examining hotel registration records without reasonable suspicion of a crime.