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A class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward, a federal judge has ruled.
A federal judge in Spokane has been asked to turn over evidence needed to determine a legal dispute in Poland regarding whether laws were broken when that country allowed the CIA to operate a black site where enemy combatants were tortured.
The ACLU of Montana has filed a discrimination complaint on behalf of four Native Americans who said they were denied early entry to a high school basketball game in Reed Point while others were allowed to go into the school.
An unarmed man’s death after Las Vegas police grabbed him in a neck hold has put a much-criticized law enforcement technique to subdue people back in the spotlight.
A deaf Japanese tourist was illegally denied a sign-language interpreter while she was detained and interrogated after landing at the Honolulu International Airport, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii said in a discrimination complaint.
Despite years of warnings, Idaho’s state prison system is continuing to refuse to provide kosher meals to Jewish inmates, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Idaho. Jewish prisoners have repeatedly filed grievances and requests for kosher meals, only to be denied. And during the eight-day Jewish festival of Passover...
Despite years of warnings, Idaho’s state prison system is continuing to refuse to provide kosher meals to Jewish inmates, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Idaho.
The American Civil Liberties Union has put out a “travel alert” for anyone planning to visit Texas, just days after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a so-called “sanctuary cities” ban into law.
A challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban appears to hinge on whether a federal appeals court agrees that the Republican’s past anti-Muslim statements can be used against him.
In a ruling that the ACLU called a 'monumental decision for all Idahoans,' the Idaho Supreme Court today cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit over constitutional defects in the state's public defense system to proceed. Here's the full AP report.
The Idaho Supreme Court today reinstated the ACLU lawsuit challenging Idaho’s public defense system as unconstitutional, reversing in large part a lower court decision that dismissed it on procedural grounds. In a unanimous decision authored by Chief Justice Roger Burdick, the high court overturned the...
Police in Washington schools are expensive, largely unregulated and widespread, according to a report published by the ACLU earlier this week. And although Spokane Public Schools’ school police force is better regulated than most, it’s still costly. During the 2014-15 school year Spokane Public Schools paid $1 million in salary and benefits to its resource officers, the highest in the state.
It is time for the state of Washington to step up to the responsibility the U.S. Supreme Court gave it and fund counties for this service.
The ACLU of Montana says its membership has tripled and an interest from donors and supporters of civil liberties has been heightened.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is suing the state’s Office of Public Defense in an effort to get the state to do more to make sure children charged with crimes have good legal help.
An Idaho House panel has advanced legislation repealing the state’s ban on nudity and explicit live performances at certain businesses licensed to serve alcohol.
A Montana lawmaker introduced a bill Friday calling for a voter referendum on whether to ban transgender people from school and public restrooms and locker rooms that don’t match their gender at birth.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed an ethics complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his testimony to a Senate committee that he had no communications with the Russian government. The complaint, filed with the Alabama State Bar’s disciplinary commission, comes less than two weeks after the Washington Post revealed that Sessions met with Russia’s ambassador to the United States twice last year and did not disclose those communications when asked during his confirmation hearing in January. The March 1 report by The Post’s Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller intensified calls for a congressional investigation on Russia’s alleged involvement in the presidential election.
The Trump Administration will keep secret scores of records pertaining to the government’s relationship between the CIA and two former Spokane psychologists who were the architects of controversial torture techniques used against terrorism suspects.
A federal judge gave a hard deadline Monday for U.S. government attorneys to decide whether they will keep some records secret about the relationship between the CIA and two psychologists from Spokane hired to develop interrogation techniques for the war on terror.