Ex-reporter retained on court review panel
KENNEWICK – A retired Tri-City Herald reporter has been reappointed to an independent agency that reviews and acts on complaints of judicial misconduct or disability.
Wanda Briggs was chosen by Gov. Chris Gregoire to continue service on the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Briggs’ term ends in June 2013.
The commission – part of the judicial branch of government – was created under the state constitution to assure the integrity and independence of the judiciary system. The 11 members do not review judges’ rulings.
Briggs was first appointed to the commission in August 1997 as an alternate member. She became a full voting member in 2005 and was chairwoman from 2007-09.