Stories tagged: gerry alexander
Wed., Jan. 25, 2012
Ex-chief justice joins police use of force panel
A recently retired state Supreme Court justice has agreed to serve on a city commission examining how the Spokane Police Department uses force. The membership of the city’s Use of …
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
Gregoire’s budget lays out harsh cuts
OLYMPIA – Saying the state faces an economic crisis that requires deep cuts and government restructuring, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday proposed eliminating some state programs for schools and some …
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010, 7:15 p.m.
Gregoire budget slashes social programs, schools
Saying the state faces an economic crisis, Gov. Chris Gregoire is proposing deep cuts in some of the state programs for schools and the poor.
Fri., Nov. 19, 2010
McKenna’s role in health care suit challenged
OLYMPIA – Washington state has entered both sides of a federal lawsuit challenging health care reform, and Thursday the state Supreme Court tried to figure out who had the authority …
Thu., Nov. 11, 2010
Ruling upholds online sex sting
The Washington Supreme Court, in a three-way opinion, has upheld the conviction of a man who tried to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he’d met online who really was …
Fri., May 28, 2010
Online gamblers argue for new deal
OLYMPIA – Is Internet poker just a 21st-century twist on the friendly game played around a kitchen table or “the crack cocaine of gambling”? That’s the question the Washington Supreme …
Thu., May 27, 2010, 6:24 p.m.
Washington justices dealt online poker question
OLYMPIA – Is Internet poker just a 21st Century twist on the friendly game played around a kitchen table or “the crack cocaine of gambling”? That’s the question the Washington …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2009
Editorial: Age limit for justices could use a review
Three years ago, Chief Justice Gerry Alexander ran for a state Supreme Court term he knew he couldn’t complete, thanks to Washington’s mandatory retirement age for judges. His richly funded …
Tue., Sept. 29, 2009, 11:20 a.m.
Alexander to step down as Wash. chief justice
Washington state Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander announced Tuesday he will step down next year from his post and serve out the remainder of his term as an associate …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2007
Graffiti ‘tags’ viable evidence, high court rules
OLYMPIA – In a case that prompted analogies to the mark of Zorro, Washington’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that graffiti writers’ “tags” – signed graffiti nicknames – can be …