Former state Supreme Court Justice William Goodloe, a conservative who, after he had left the bench, spearheaded a fight against condom distribution in schools, has died, a former law partner confirmed Monday.
He was 77.
No cause of death was immediately reported.
But Stuart Todd, a former law partner, said Goodloe died Saturday at his Seattle home. The death “wasn’t unexpected,” Todd told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Calls to the Goodloe home were not immediately returned Monday.
No services have been planned, said a spokesman for Bleitz Funeral Home in Bellevue, Wash.
Goodloe resigned from the Supreme Court in 1988 before finishing his first term. He had served earlier as a Republican state legislator and as a King County Superior Court judge.
In 1992, Goodloe filed to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Brock Adams. He ran as a third-party candidate on the Washington Taxpayers Party ticket, a group he formed in 1991.
It was Goodloe’s second unsuccessful bid for the Senate. In 1988, he challenged Slade Gorton in the Republican Senate primary. Goodloe received only about 3 percent of the vote.
In the early ‘90s, Goodloe headed a group called Morality in Youth, which opposed a Seattle School District plan to distribute condoms in public high schools.
He also published his own newsletter, the Goodloe Report, which regularly took shots at politicians, judges and the news media.
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