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News Release, Published: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
The U.S. District Court in Seattle granted a nationwide injunction in response to the ACLU of Washington's motion for a Preliminary Injunction on behalf of a refugee living in Washington state who wants to be reunited with his wife and children.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, November 6, 2017
The ACLU of Washington today is filing a motion in federal court seeking a Preliminary Injunction on behalf of Plaintiff Joseph Doe, a refugee living in Washington state who wants to be reunited with his wife and children, and all others in Washington in similar situations. It challenges the administration’s latest Muslim Travel Ban restrictions, which will indefinitely prevent children and spouses from being allowed to join refugees already admitted to the U.S.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The ACLU of Washington today joined ACLU affiliates in Montana and North Dakota in filing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit today demanding government documents about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans. The lawsuit is seeking records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s regional office. In particular, the lawsuit seeks records related to CBP’s implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans at SeaTac airport. Today’s action is part of a total of 13 FOIA lawsuits filed by ACLU affiliates across the country.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Recognizing the importance of parents’ involvement in their children’s education, the Washington Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a parent prosecuted for trespassing at her child’s school. The court found due process rights were violated when the parent was not told she had a right to appeal the school district’s trespass notice. The ACLU-WA submitted a brief in the case explaining why a school cannot banish a parent from her child’s school indefinitely without any opportunity for a hearing to challenge the allegation that she was causing a disruption. Read more
News Release, Published: 
Monday, December 14, 2009
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
A member of the military, a retired Presbyterian minister, and a college student are among seven U.S. citizens who have joined the first nationwide, class-action challenge to the government’s “No-Fly” list filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
At a hearing here today, the American Civil Liberties Union presented arguments to advance the first nationwide class-action lawsuit challenging the government’s controversial No-Fly lists, which are distributed to all airlines with instructions to detain or interrogate passengers whose names match thousands of names listed.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The ACLU has made some progress in bringing accountability to the so-called No-Fly list. In April 2004 in Seattle, the ACLU mounted the first nationwide, class-action lawsuit challenging the No-Fly list. In response to a separate lawsuit, the Justice Department released 300 pages of documents that revealed confusion, inter-agency squabbling, and subjective criteria in placing thousands of names on the list.

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