Stories tagged: Washington Supreme Court
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 1:33 p.m.
King County voters will not be deciding whether to ban safe injection sites after the state Supreme Court ruled that such an initiative tramples on the legislative authority of King …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the conviction of a Byron Eugene Scherf in the murder of corrections officer Jayme Biendl in 2011. Scherf had been serving life without …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 9:23 p.m.
Charter schools are mostly constitutional in Washington, a divided state Supreme Court said Thursday, and one problem area that a majority of the court found can be split from the …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
A split Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional.
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 5 a.m.
Sherry Shaver felt some solace on the day in 1997 when a jury recommended capital punishment for the man who killed her daughter in Spokane Valley. But the ensuing 20 …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
Before investigators learned the name of Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr., fear gripped the women who worked as prostitutes on East Sprague Avenue.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
In their first public forum for Washington Supreme Court – a forum that at times delved into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh – Justice …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
This year’s campaigns for seats on Washington state Supreme Court have shaped up to be relatively tame affairs.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
A defendant who demanded to represent himself in a drug trial can’t get his conviction overturned because the judge agreed to let him, Supreme Court says.
Tue., July 3, 2018, 1:32 p.m.
A pro-gun nonprofit based in Bellevue has asked Washington’s Supreme Court to block an initiative that would implement a new slate of gun restrictions from reaching the November ballot, arguing …
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court to decide whether an initiative on the police use of deadly force must go on the November ballot by itself, with an alternative version, or not at …
Sun., June 17, 2018
Judicial races are usually pretty ho-hum, but “Zamboni” John Scannell introduced some controversy into a Supreme Court race, albeit briefly.
Sun., June 10, 2018
With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court says Legislature has complied with orders to meet a constitutional duty to provide for better schools.
Wed., June 6, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
The Washington Supreme Court sets hearing on whether voters should vote on an initiative that would change state laws on police use of deadly force.
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that said a Colorado baker didn’t have to provide a cake for a same-sex wedding has some differences with a Washington case involving flowers for …
UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
The state Supreme Court will decide whether Washington state’s voter-approved Public Records Act applies to state lawmakers.
UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
The Washington Supreme Court raised questions about the commission that governs charter schools and the way the teachers are paid.
Fri., May 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court says farmworkers have the right to minimum wage for tasks not related to picking.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Committee says the Legislature has complied with state Supreme Court order to meet its duty and give adequate financial support to public schools.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
About 90 students from the West Valley School District got a lesson in civility Friday from one of the district’s standout alumni: Justice Debra Stephens of the Washington Supreme Court.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
City of Spokane loses its fight to offer a special exemption to seniors and the disabled on property taxes to fix the streets.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
The court didn’t rule on the equity issues. The McCleary court case only deals with the “ample provision” clause.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
The court rejected the state’s argument that the final step couldn’t be taken all of a sudden, correctly noting that the state was solely responsible for this urgency.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
State Supreme Court tells Legislature it won’t settle for “close enough” on school reforms.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
The local levies the richest districts can collect each year is 66 percent more per student than what the poorest districts can collect.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
A Spokane youth who texted a picture of his genitals to a woman can be convicted under the state laws against child pornography even though he is the child involved, …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
Attorneys challenge the state’s claim that Legislature has met its obligation to improve public education.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court upholds Seattle tax on guns and ammunition.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
A special committee says the Legislature has fulfilled its promise to enact school reforms. Not so fast, says an attorney for families who successfully sued the state over inadequate support …