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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016

Supremes question constitutionality of I-1366 

Last year’s initiative that told legislators to pass a constitutional amendment or face a cut in the sales tax presents several thorny questions for the Washington Supreme Court. Tuesday they posed those questions to attorneys representing the people who want to save Initiative 1366, and those who want it thrown out.

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THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

Court: Public records trump renters' concerns 

OLYMPIA – Renters who have been wrongly sued by their landlords can't have their names hidden in court records to prevent possible problems with finding future housing, the state Supreme Court said Thursday. Public interest in the judicial system outweighs renters' rights to privacy, a...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014

Sunday Spin2: Courting contempt

OLYMPIA -- The state Supreme Court’s order for the Legislature to show up at the Temple of Justice on the first week of September and explain why it shouldn’t be held in contempt is prompting some interesting speculation around the Capitol Campus. For example, the...

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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee and King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu arrive at the Temple of Justice Thursday where Inslee appointed Yu to fill an opening on the state Supreme Court.  (Jim Camden)

Inslee names Yu to state Supreme Court 

Inslee and Yu arrive at the Temple of Justice where Inslee announced her appointment to an opening on the state Supreme Court. OLYMPIA -- In his first appointment to the state Supreme Court, Gov. Jay Inslee replaced that court's most conservative member with its first...

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Inslee to name high court appointee at noon

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee is scheduled to name his choice to fill an opening on the state Supreme Court at noon today. Inslee plans to make the announcement in the Temple of Justice, the Supreme Court building across from the state Capitol Building. He'll...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014

WA Supreme Court decision on Yates

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Supreme Court handed serial killer Robert Yates what could be a pyrrhic victory in his appeal of his 408-year sentence for 13 murders and one attempted murder. Yes, the court said in a 7-2 ruling, the two 20-year-sentences for a pair...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5, 2011

Stephens 'most influential' on high court

OLYMPIA -- Justice Debra Stephens, the Washington Supreme Court's newest member, is also its most influential, a conservative think tank says. The Evergreen Freedom Foundation gave Stephens, the first woman from Eastern Washington to serve on the state's highest court, its first-ever ranking of most...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010

Supreme Court ponders: Who is the state?

OLYMPIA -- The federal lawsuit in Florida over health care reform raises many interesting questions about state's rights and federal mandates. But it also sparked some interesting debates today in the Washington Supreme Court over who represents the state in a legal dispute, and even,...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

Wiggins takes lead, has voting trends on his side 

Former Appeals Court Judge Charlie Wiggins took a narrow lead over incumbent Justice Richard Sanders in Washington’s tight Supreme Court race Tuesday afternoon.An analysis of voting patterns suggests Wiggins will finish ahead of Sanders and take his place on the state’s highest court when all...

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Wiggins takes lead...can he keep it?

Challenger Charlie Wiggins has taken the lead of about 3,500 votes over Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders on the strength of King County ballots tabulated at 4:30 p.m. Pierce and several other counties, where Sanders has been ahead since election night, are scheduled to report...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2010

Supremes schedule R-71 hearing

OLYMPIA -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on April 28 whether the names on ballot measure petitions are public records.The Washington Secretary of State's office announced this afternoon that the date has been set on a case that is getting national attention because...

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