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A federal judge appears to be growing weary of continued delays in the complex legal battle by three men who claim they were victims of torture that was designed, and sometimes carried out, by two former psychologists from Spokane.
In the weeks after the Nov. 8 election, when Donald Trump secured a surprise victory to become president of the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union received so much money in online donations – more than $15 million – that an official with the 100-year-old organization called the flood “unprecedented in our history.”
Standard driver’s license won’t be good for federal ID, but won’t single out undocumented immigrants, senator says.
A white Texas police officer was placed on restricted duty Thursday while an internal investigation looks into a video showing the officer wrestling a black woman to the ground before arresting her and her two teenage daughters.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state says it’s suing Grays Harbor County for records related to its juvenile detention facility, following reports that a 15-year-old boy was placed in solitary confinement for eight days last spring.
A local coalition of parents and child advocates, as well as the ACLU of Washington, has asked Spokane Public Schools to publicly address reported incidents of racism and harassment.
Despite gains districtwide in suspension and discipline rates, there have been more kindergarten and first-grade suspensions than high school suspensions.
The American Civil Liberties Union is warning Yakima that its homeless policy is putting the city at risk of a lawsuit.
A federal judge has approved a preliminary settlement between developmentally disabled Idaho residents and the state Department of Health and Welfare, the ACLU-Idaho announced Monday. The settlement requires the state to develop a new tool for determining some Medicaid benefits, to give participants more information about budget changes...
An Idaho school district has settled a lawsuit by agreeing to change policies that a former student called discriminatory. The Times-News reports that the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho sued the Cassia County School District on behalf of Sierra Norman this spring...
Spokane’s torture doctors have been battling for months to pry information out of the CIA as they try to defend themselves against a federal lawsuit. Now one of them is asking a judge to keep a secret of his own: a book manuscript.
Arts venues licensed to serve alcohol during live performances depicting sexual acts will no longer face consequences from Idaho State Police under a newly reached agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, along with several other Boise attorneys representing artists and artistic venues, said Wednesday's lawsuit settlement marks...
A task force looking at the use of deadly force by police in Washington state is considering whether to change the law.
Four groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union are asking Walgreens for reassurance that the drugstore’s partnership with a Catholic system to run in-store clinics in the St. Louis area won’t limit access to birth control.
The Pasco City Council has approved the submission of documents to a federal judge agreeing that the city’s at-large system for electing council members violates the federal Voting Rights Act.
The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is following up on a lawsuit that forced voting changes in Yakima with a similar case against Pasco, alleging that the way the city runs its elections weakens the political voice of Latinos.
Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies over their treatment of protesters rallying against the police shooting death of a black man, saying officers used excessive force and physically and verbally abused peaceful demonstrators.
Benton County in southeast Washington has ended its practice of jailing people or requiring them to toil on work crews if they fail to pay court fines and fees.
Seven years after the American Civil Liberties Union sued over overcrowding and other conditions, the Canyon County Jail is no longer required to have federal oversight.