Stories tagged: aclu
Fri., March 10, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
Federal judge sets records deadline in torture suit against Spokane psychologists Mitchell and Jessen
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017
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 …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
Standard driver’s license won’t be good for federal ID, but won’t single out undocumented immigrants, senator says.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
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 …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
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 …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016
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.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016
The American Civil Liberties Union is warning Yakima that its homeless policy is putting the city at risk of a lawsuit.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Shawn Vestal: One of Spokane’s torture doctors trying to keep his waterboarding book secret before trial
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 …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016
A task force looking at the use of deadly force by police in Washington state is considering whether to change the law.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
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 …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
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.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
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 …
Wed., July 13, 2016
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 …
Wed., June 1, 2016
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.
Tue., May 17, 2016
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.
Thu., May 12, 2016
The U.S. Justice Department is supporting the right of criminal defendants to sue Idaho over inadequate public defense in a case that involves two North Idaho prosecutions. Attorney General Loretta …
Wed., May 11, 2016
The final invoices are in, the ACLU has been awarded costs and fees, and Yakima is out $3 million as the book closes on its long voting rights battle in …
Fri., April 22, 2016
The American Civil Liberties Union earned a victory in court Friday as U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush ordered attorneys for Spokane psychologists Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell to cooperate …
Thu., April 7, 2016
The state of Indiana is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky over the abortion law recently signed by Gov. Mike Pence.
Fri., April 1, 2016
The bathroom ban is a symptom of systemic, institutionalized discrimination against transgender people.
Sat., March 26, 2016
Government lawyers urged a federal judge March 24 to remove certain children listed in a lawsuit that seeks to require court-appointed lawyers for indigent children who enter the country illegally.
Tue., March 1, 2016
South Dakota’s governor vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
The American Civil Liberties Union plans to appeal a recent federal court ruling that citizens can sometimes be stopped from recording police officers on duty.
Sun., Jan. 24, 2016
Judge dismisses case filed by defendants who claim their constitutional rights are being violated.
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015
Here’s a delicious conspiracy theory. Idaho’s Constitutional Defense Fund – a taxpayer-funded account to pay for the state’s culture-war legal battles – is actually an elaborate, stealth operation to funnel …
Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
There has long been a war of words surrounding the U.S. torture program developed and implemented by two Spokane psychologists. Today, the ACLU used a new word to describe it …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday sued two former Air Force psychologists who designed a CIA program that used harsh interrogation techniques to elicit intelligence from suspected terrorists, saying …