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Level 1 Offender Records

The ACLU is concerned with public record requests for information pertaining to level I sex offenders who are in compliance with registration requirements, are judged to pose a low risk to the general public, and are not currently subject to broad based community notification. The ACLU asserts that RCW 4.24.550, the sex offender registration statute, sets forth a comprehensive scheme for agency release to the general public of such information, and thus constitutes an "other statute" exempting these records from the PRA. Read More »
 

Does v. Washington State Patrol

The ACLU is concerned with public record requests for information pertaining to level I sex offenders who are in compliance with registration requirements, are judged to pose a low risk to the general public, and are not currently subject to broad based community notification. The ACLU asserts that RCW 4.24.550, the sex offender registration statute, sets forth a comprehensive scheme for agency release to the general public of such information, and thus constitutes an "other statute" exempting these records from the PRA. Read More »
 

King County Clerk v. Encarnacion

The ACLU filed amicus briefs in both the Court of Appeals and state Supreme Court, supporting tenants who sought to redact their names from the online court index of a dismissed unlawful detainer case.  The tenants tried to replace their names with their initials, after they discovered that landlords refused to consider their applications even though the unlawful detainer case was wrongfully filed. Read More »