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  • Challengers to Sanders perk up state court ballot

    OLYMPIA – Washington state Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders is no stranger to controversy, and his bid to seek a fourth term has led to an unusually spirited campaign that …


  • WA Supreme Court: Rude judge suspended for 5 days

    A King County judge who has been compared to TV’s “Judge Judy” should be suspended without pay for five days for being rude to defendants in her courtroom, the state …


  • Editorial: Sanders’ zeal for justice outshines his vexing ways

    Let’s state up front that Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders is exasperating, which is why the race for Position 6 on the Washington state Supreme Court is so interesting. If …


  • Editorial: Johnson has earned second term on high court

    When Justice Charles Smith stepped down from the Washington state Supreme Court six years ago, Jim Johnson ran for the job largely to bring balance to the court, he says. …


  • Wash. court tosses 90-day warning for malpractice

    The state Supreme Court said Thursday it’s unconstitutional to require 90 days notice before suing a doctor, marking the second time in less than a year the court has rejected …


  • State Supreme Court disciplines 2 lawyers

    One Spokane lawyer has been disbarred and another suspended from practicing law for three years by the Washington State Supreme Court for separate transgressions regarding their clients’ finances.


  • Washington changes execution method

    Washington state has changed its method of execution from a three-drug cocktail to a one-drug system, according to paperwork filed Tuesday with the state Supreme Court.


  • Washington court disallows medical pot defense

    SEATTLE – A doctor’s permission to use medical marijuana doesn’t preclude police from arresting a patient or searching his home, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court upheld …


  • Wash. court: Doctor’s pot OK doesn’t preclude search

    A doctor’s permission to use medical marijuana doesn’t preclude police from arresting a patient or searching his home, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday.


  • New chief justice of Wash. Supreme Court sworn in

    The Washington state Supreme Court has a new chief justice. Barbara Madsen was sworn in to the top administrative role on the state’s high court Monday morning.


  • Spokane case to test state’s termination law

    Do Washington laws protect a worker from retaliation if he reports seeing a supervisor under the influence of alcohol or driving while intoxicated? The state Supreme Court will focus on …


  • 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 …


  • Court: Tribal police can pursue beyond reservation

    The Washington state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that tribal police can pursue non-Indian motorists outside a reservation if they see a traffic infraction on tribal lands.


  • Court hears library filter arguments

    OLYMPIA – The state Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether public libraries can refuse to disable their Internet filters for adults who want access to content that has been …


  • High court suspends lawyer Eugster

    OLYMPIA – After a long-running battle over his handling of an elderly widow’s case, Spokane attorney Steve Eugster has narrowly avoided disbarment. The state Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday that …


  • Our View: Justice’s role in records case merits investigation

    Washington state Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders often operates in unusual ways. Sometimes that’s good, like during election years when he freely discusses judicial opinions. (Most justices demur.) Sometimes that’s …


  • Supreme Court stays execution set for today

    OLYMPIA – The state Supreme Court stayed the execution of Cal Coburn Brown on Thursday, just hours before he was to die for the murder of a 22-year-old woman. Brown, …


  • Court denies stay in Brown execution

    OLYMPIA – The state Supreme Court won’t stop the execution of Cal Coburn Brown. Brown is set to be executed Friday for the 1991 murder of a 22-year-old Burien woman. …


  • Court dismisses Brown’s tax-hike fight

    OLYMPIA – Declining to wade into a Senate dispute, Washington’s highest court Thursday rejected Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown’s challenge to an anti-tax ballot measure. The unanimous ruling leaves in …


  • Eye on Olympia: High court rejects tax case

    The Washington state Supreme Court has just ruled against state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Wash., who filed suit last year to try to overturn a requirement that tax increases …


  • Washington high court throws out child killer’s sentence

    The Washington state Supreme Court today threw out the unusually long sentence of a notorious Spokane child killer, sending Robert Doney Jr. back to court for resentencing.


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