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The Columbian
Trailblazer former judge Charles Smith dies at 89went on to work for more than 50 years as a lawyer and judge. Gov. Booth Gardn
Trailblazer former judge Charles Smith dies at 89
The Columbian / Posted 21 hours ago
went on to work for more than 50 years as a lawyer and judge. Gov. Booth Gardner appointed Smith to a vacancy on the Washington Supreme Court in 1988. But it wasn’t the first time Smith had been offered a seat on the high court. As Smith... Read more
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The Seattle Times
State Supreme Court Justice Charles Z. Smith, who blazed trails for jurists of color, diesis not an area where he did not have an influence.” His death was confirmed Mo
State Supreme Court Justice Charles Z. Smith, who blazed trails for jurists of color, dies
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
is not an area where he did not have an influence.” His death was confirmed Monday by a longtime friend and protégé, Washington Supreme Court Justice Steven González, who said Justice Smith “encouraged me early on to consider the judiciary as... Read more
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Crosscut
60 reasons to be optimistic about the Northwest's futuresuccessful litigants’ against the State of Washington [in the school funding ca
60 reasons to be optimistic about the Northwest's future
Crosscut / Posted 7 days ago
successful litigants’ against the State of Washington [in the school funding case, McCleary v. Washington, in which the Washington Supreme Court required equal funding for all schools]. She avoids the limelight. Her courage to disrupt status quo... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Yes or no on $54 billion light rail extension plan on November ballot?rail. They argue that the light rail plan could actually jeopardize funding for
Yes or no on $54 billion light rail extension plan on November ballot?
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 7 days ago
rail. They argue that the light rail plan could actually jeopardize funding for public schools. The Legislature is under a Washington Supreme Court mandate to provide billions more for public schools. Here’s what state Sen. Reuven Carlyle,... Read more
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Crosscut
Seattle steps up defenses against housing discriminationsaid Hana Alicic, an organizer with the Tenants Union. “There are many landlord
Seattle steps up defenses against housing discrimination
Crosscut / Posted 9 days ago
said Hana Alicic, an organizer with the Tenants Union. “There are many landlords who make an honest effort but, as the Washington Supreme Court has stated, good people often discriminate, and they often discriminate without being aware of... Read more
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The Seattle Times
‘Honeys’ finally barred from courtroom; ABA move long overdueskirmishing in depositions.” In her view, though, Washington state is more pro
‘Honeys’ finally barred from courtroom; ABA move long overdue
The Seattle Times / Posted 15 days ago
skirmishing in depositions.” In her view, though, Washington state is more progressive than most. The chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court is Barbara A. Madsen, a woman; as is the presiding judge of King County Superior Court, Susan... Read more
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The Columbian
Capital punishment has steep price tagkilling 21-year-old Holly Washa of Burien.An expensive process In this area, o
Capital punishment has steep price tag
The Columbian / Posted 23 days ago
killing 21-year-old Holly Washa of Burien.An expensive process In this area, only three attorneys are designated by the Washington Supreme Court to try capital cases: Vancouver attorney Bob Yoseph, Portland attorney Jeff Ellis and Battle Ground... Read more
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The Columbian
What needs to change to maximize marijuana’s benefits to Washington residents?the rights of their employees in the process.” Getting fired for using medical
What needs to change to maximize marijuana’s benefits to Washington residents?
The Columbian / Posted 24 days ago
the rights of their employees in the process.” Getting fired for using medical marijuana was put to the test at the Washington Supreme Court in 2011, where justices agreed that an employer is within his or her right to terminate an employee... Read more
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The Columbian
Groups sue to block new Washington charter schools lawThe first opened in the fall of 2014; there are now eight, in Spokane, Tacoma,
Groups sue to block new Washington charter schools law
The Columbian / Posted 27 days ago
The first opened in the fall of 2014; there are now eight, in Spokane, Tacoma, Kent, Highline and Seattle. Last year, the Washington Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to invalidate the initiative, finding charter schools were not eligible for public school... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Coalition files new challenge to Washington’s charter-school lawrun by private organizations. Those schools are unaccountable to Washington vot
Coalition files new challenge to Washington’s charter-school law
The Seattle Times / Posted 28 days ago
run by private organizations. Those schools are unaccountable to Washington voters, the coalition says. Last fall, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that charter schools are unconstitutional because charters do not have elected boards and... Read more
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The Columbian
Court: Race-based staffing at Western State Hospital violates lawOLYMPIA — The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a state psychiatric hospi
Court: Race-based staffing at Western State Hospital violates law
The Columbian / Posted 1 months ago
OLYMPIA — The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a state psychiatric hospital violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when it issued a weekend directive that white staffers be sent to the ward that housed a violent patient who made threats... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Court: Race-based staffing decision at Western violates lawOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a state psych
Court: Race-based staffing decision at Western violates law
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 1 months ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a state psychiatric hospital violated the state's anti-discrimination law when it issued a weekend directive that white staffers be sent to the ward that housed a violent patient who... Read more
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