Stories tagged: Washington Supreme Court
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
Spin Control: Court session on McCleary foreshadows legislative fight
Wednesday’s court hearing offered a preview of next year’s contentious session.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 4:47 p.m.
Comparing teacher pay takes time, but lawmakers told patience running out
Determining how much teachers should be paid is a complicated task, consultants tell lawmakers.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court to hear school funding debate
Attorneys for Washington state are scheduled to appear before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to argue that lawmakers have complied with court orders to boost public school funding. On …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Laborer wins Supreme Court appeal of worker’s compensation denial
John Kovacs was injured Sept. 29, 2010. He filed a worker’s compensation claim on Sept. 29, 2011. The lower courts had said he missed the one-year deadline, but the Supreme …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court orders attorneys back on school funding case
Attorneys for the state and families challenging the amount Washington spends on its public schools were ordered Thursday to return to the Supreme Court for another round of arguments.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court upholds civil commitment law
The Washington Supreme Court has upheld a 2013 law that simplifies the process for holding mentally ill people charged with violent felonies after efforts to restore their competency fail.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court strikes down 2015 Eyman initiative
Initiative 1366 is unconstitutional because it contains two unrelated subjects, Supreme Court rules.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court: Make names of low-level sex offenders public
A split Washington Supreme Court ruled the names of low-level sex offenders should be released to the public upon request, but defense attorneys say the decision could hinder efforts to …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Justices uphold $502,000 public records fine against state
The Washington Supreme Court has upheld a $502,000 penalty for Public Records Act violations by the state Department of Labor and Industries, in a ruling which affirms that judges can …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Court questions constitutionality of Eyman’s I-1366
The Supreme Court hears arguments on initiative that told Legislature to pass constitutional amendment on tax super-majorities or sales tax would be cut.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
State Supreme Court to hear arguments on I-1366 appeal
The state Supreme Court will hold oral arguments on an appeal of a ruling that struck down a tax-limiting initiative approved by voters last year.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Washington state Senate passes charter school law fix
The Washington Senate has voted to pass a fix to the state charter school law that lawmakers hope will pull the alternative public schools out of constitutional trouble.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
State Supreme Court upholds decision tossing auditor recall effort
Washington’s Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a lower court’s decision throwing out an effort to recall indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Voters can fix Washington Supreme Court’s reputation for partisanship
Sue Lani Madsen says the Washington Supreme Court has a reputation nationally for partisanship. The upcoming election is a chance to fix that.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016
Editorial: Final say on community rights
The Supreme Court found all four of the “rights” asserted in the initiative to be out of bounds. The rationale was simple: This is the wrong jurisdiction for your complaints.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 10:09 a.m.
Washington Senate panel OKs education-funding plan
Washington’s Senate Education Committee has passed an alternative plan for fixing the way the state pays for public schools.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
House passes plan for fixing education funding system
The Washington House has passed a bill that would instruct the 2017 Legislature to finish fixing the way the state pays for public schools.
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
No education funding deal this year, Washington budget director says
The state budget director said Thursday lawmakers will not finish the work required to fix the way Washington pays for public schools during this legislative session, because they require deadline …
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
State Supreme Court: Paring knives not protected by 2nd Amendment
A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Seattle law prohibiting people from carrying fixed-blade knives such as kitchen utensils for self-defense does not conflict with the Second Amendment …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015
Legislature must act to preserve charter schools
Schools will lose state funding next week unless stopgap arrangement with Springdale school district carries they into next year.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015
Supreme Court refuses to reconsider charter school decision
SEATTLE – The Washington Supreme Court says it will not reconsider its ruling striking down the state charter school law. In a decision announced Thursday afternoon, the court denied all …
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015, 4:47 p.m.
Study: Most poor Washingtonians don’t get legal help they need
Seventy percent of low-income households in Washington face at least one civil legal problem per year, and three-quarters of them don’t get the legal help they need, according to a …
Wed., Sept. 9, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Washington Supreme Court’s late work on charter schools gets low grade
In January 2014, Spokane Public Schools approved the first charter school in the state, Pride Prep. A couple of months later, a challenge to the voter-approved law establishing charter schools …
Wed., Sept. 9, 2015
Parents, students face uncertain future after charter school ruling
Charter schools in Spokane had a normal school day Tuesday despite a landmark Washington Supreme Court ruling Friday that the publicly funded, privately run schools are unconstitutional. The ruling overturned …
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015
Washington Supreme Court rejects charter schools
OLYMPIA – Charter schools are unconstitutional in Washington, the state Supreme Court said in a decision that endangers two charters in Spokane that just opened. The court in its decision …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015
Editorial: Time has come for lawmakers to act on funding for schools
Like a desperate college student trying to resolve an “incomplete,” the Washington Legislature submitted its progress report on satisfying the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision; then discovered what it already knew. …
Sun., July 26, 2015
Spin Control: A day in jail would motivate legislators to fund education
OLYMPIA – The Legislature sends its latest report to the state Supreme Court this week on how it’s stepping up to the plate on educating Washington’s children, an exercise that …
Mon., July 20, 2015
Conference to address adult guardianship issues
Families and professionals interested in improving adult guardianship in Washington are invited to attend the inaugural Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders conference Aug. 7 at the Wenatchee Valley College. …
Thu., June 25, 2015, 12:12 p.m.
First Amendment protects profanity against police
The Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a citizen has the First Amendment right to call police abusive names and yell profanity while they’re investigating a crime.
Thu., June 11, 2015, 2:11 p.m.
Decision leaves it easier to seal juvenile court records
SPOKANE — Young offenders will continue to have an easier time sealing their juvenile court records under a decision issued Thursday by the Washington Supreme Court.