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Thursday: Appellate Court Hears Argument Regarding Seattle’s Practice of Impounding Vehicles Used as Homes
Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One, will hear oral argument in a case challenging the City of Seattle’s practice of impounding vehicles used as residences.
Several men at Clallam Bay Corrections Center sue WA Department of Corrections (DOC) over arbitrary punishment after they engaged in non-violent actions to raise legitimate concerns with DOC.
Short recap of the Imagine Justice event and a short survey to make help make the event better!
Several men were arbitrarily transferred from Clallam Bay Corrections Center across the state and illegally held in isolation.
Men at Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC) arbitrarily punished after engaging in non-violent actions after the WA Department of Corrections refused to address serious problems despite repeated requests by men at CBCC.
Washington Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument This Week in Case Concerning Farm Worker Exclusion from Overtime Protection
The Washington Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning Washington’s decades-old exclusion of farm workers from overtime protection.
El Tribunal Supremo de Washington escuchará el argumento oral esta semana en el caso de la exclusión de los trabajadores agrícolas de la protección de horas extras
El Tribunal Supremo de Washington escuchará argumentos orales sobre la exclusión de hace décadas en Washington de los trabajadores agrícolas sobre la protección de las horas extras.
Residente del Este de Washington Demanda al Condado de Okanogan por Detención Ilegal Debido a una Orden de Retención Solicitada por Inmigración
El condado de Okanogan detuvo ilegalmente a la Sra. Mendoza después de que un Tribunal de Distrito del Condado de Douglas ordenó que la liberaran.
Eastern Washington Resident Sues Okanogan County for Unlawful Detention as a Result of Immigration Detainer Request
Okanogan County unlawfully detained Ms. Mendoza after a Douglas County District Court ordered her released.
Each year, Columbia Legal Services honors a Visionary of the Year at our annual Imagine Justice event, someone who has an inspiring and transformative vision, a proven impact, a commitment to race equity, and who aligns with our mission, vision, and values.
Travis Andrews, CLS Equity Director, was recently a guest on the second season of “Somebody Somewhere,” a podcast that investigates true crime.
The “right to work and earn a wage” is a fundamental right under Washington’s constitution. The privileges and immunities clause (Article I, Section 12 of the Washington Constitution), was enacted to prevent undue political influence from allowing the legislature to grant special favors to powerful and wealthy special interest groups that undercut fundamental rights. This clause applies regardless of whether the privileges or immunities are granted to different industries or to corporations within the same industry.