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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
In Washington state, the ACLU is working on a broad range of issues. You can make your own impact personally and in your community.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Washington schools suspended or expelled over 6000 students in kindergarten through third grade in the 2015-2016 school year.
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Monday, January 9, 2017
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Surveillance Cameras in Public Places and Civil Liberties

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017
In February, the City of Seattle installed video cameras at Cal Anderson Park. The cameras record video that later can be monitored by police and others. They can also be moved, zoomed and watched live by police after a crime or illegal activity is reported, and on other occasions. The Seattle City Council in June approved an $850,000 pilot program to install a dozen surveillance cameras in four parks. As the ACLU had urged, the council required that an audit of the cameras’ effectiveness be conducted after 21 months.
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Sunday, January 1, 2017
Interns review and investigate complaints alleging violations of civil liberties and assist callers on the ACLU Complaint and Referral Line. They work closely with ACLU legal staff and handle complaints covering a broad spectrum of issues, including free speech, student discipline, police practices, criminal law, and jail and prison conditions.
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Sunday, January 1, 2017
At the ACLU, law students gain exposure to a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights issues and an opportunity to improve legal writing and research skills. Students work closely with staff attorneys conducting legal research, writing legal memoranda and drafting correspondence to government agencies in response to documented complaints of civil liberties and civil rights violations. Students also assist ACLU attorneys in the development of cases for litigation, preparation of cases for trial and submission of amicus curiae briefs in courts of appeal.
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Monday, December 19, 2016
A brief history of the ACLU of Washington
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
To celebrate Bill of Rights Day on Dec. 15, the ACLU-WA will be handing out free copies of the Bill of Rights, “No One Trumps the Constitution” bumper stickers, and more at Seattle’s Westlake Park from 11:00 am-3:00 pm.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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