Latest From ACLU of Washington

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2022
Educators are grappling with ways to teach topics like race, gender, and sexuality. But rather than embracing open dialogue about these issues, state legislatures and lawmakers throughout the country are working to limit the way schools discuss them. 
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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
In Washington state, several courts use automated decision systems, including applications that are controlled and kept secret by corporations to form jury pools.
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Monday, September 19, 2022
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Monday, September 19, 2022
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Monday, September 19, 2022
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Monday, September 19, 2022
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Monday, September 19, 2022
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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
“We are devastated at the tragic loss of Sandy Williams, a bright light in the fight for truth, racial justice and equity in Spokane and in Washington. Sandy touched the lives of so many in Spokane and across the state."
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Thursday, August 18, 2022
The American Civil Liberties Union, along with 12 ACLU state affiliates and represented by Cooley LLP, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court today urging the court to uphold the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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Friday, August 12, 2022
This rise in mass incarceration is a result of decades of “tough on crime” policies, mandatory minimums and harsh sentencing practices leading to the growth of the prison industrial complex.  
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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
The Supreme Court’s shameful ruling overturning Roe v. Wade will have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of people – falling most quickly and heavily on marginalized people: people of color, those trying to make ends meet, young people, and undocumented immigrants.  
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Monday, August 1, 2022
A landmark civil rights settlement between the ACLU of Washington and Whatcom County concluded this May after the county successfully started and implemented a program to provide medications necessary to treat opioid use disorder to individuals in the Whatcom County Jail.  
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Thursday, July 28, 2022
Prosecutors’ choices play a huge role in people’s lives, but many do not understand the enormous power this office has.

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