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May 9, 2014 at 11:42 AM

ACLU awarded $2.1M in Skagit County lax public defense case

A U.S. District Court judge has awarded more than $2.1 million in legal fees and costs to attorneys who worked for several years on a lawsuit that successfully challenged the quality of legal representation given to poor and indigent people in Mount Vernon and Burlington, Skagit County. The award was granted in April to lawyers from the…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Burlington, Mount Vernon

February 19, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Public defense supervisor named for Mount Vernon, Burlington

Eileen Farley, director of the Northwest Defenders Division of the King County Department of Public Defense, has been selected to oversee indigent public defense for the cities of Mount Vernon and Burlington, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. The position of public defense supervisor was established by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik in December…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Burlington, indigent defense

March 16, 2013 at 12:29 PM

ACLU: Everett school searched student’s Facebook page

The Associated Press EVERETT – The American Civil Liberties Union has sent a letter to the Everett School District asking for a public apology for a student because a supervisor pressured her to open her Facebook page while investigating a complaint of cyber-bullying that involved other students. The Everett Herald reports the letter was sent to Superintendent…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Everett School District

June 21, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Community groups blast SPD and Justice Department over lack of progress

Frustrated by the pace of negotiations between Seattle police and the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly three dozen community groups announced this morning they will no longer cooperate with the Police Department’s “”20/20″ plan of proposed police improvements. The 34 groups, led by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and El Centro de la Raza, said…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Seattle Police Department, U.S. Department of Justice