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The justices lauded the Family Justice Center, which combines investigators, prosecutors and victim advocates under one roof to assist the large number of Spokane County residents experiencing some type of domestic violence issue.
A Spokane man who is serving life in prison after his third serious crime shouldn’t have his sentenced reduced because he committed a previous crime as a young adult, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The Washington State Supreme Court has overturned a lower court order that would have allowed a man convicted of juvenile felonies to get a concealed pistol license.
Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu has received an admonishment over Facebook posts in which she promoted two charities: the newspaper Real Change and Lifelong, which supports HIV patients.
Speaking to a small group of law students, undergraduates from Gonzaga and Eastern Washington University and Spokane-are high schoolers Saturday morning, Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu shared her story of becoming the first Asian, first Latina, and first member of the LGBTQ community on the Washington State Supreme Court.
With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.
As filing week nears, some memories about the way it used to begin – and end
Washington Supreme Court says farmworkers have the right to minimum wage for tasks not related to picking.
Senator says speech means Supreme Court justice should remove herself from upcoming case. She says he’s wrong.
Washington state won’t have new members on its Supreme Court as three incumbents successfully fended off challenges.
Controversial decisions, independent campaign money mean this year’s state Supreme Court races aren’t tame affairs.
About 200 recently arrived immigrants and refugees attended a recent workshop to educate them about American laws and government.
OLYMPIA – With people who inspired her standing at her side and some she hoped to inspire sitting in the audience, Mary Yu was sworn in Tuesday to a state Supreme Court seat she’s almost sure to hold for the next two years despite being on the ballot this fall. No one filed to run against her last week. Barring an unprecedented write-in campaign in November, Yu, who is Gov. Jay Inslee’s first appointment to the high court, will finish out the term of Justice Jim Johnson, who retired last month. She said she was “perplexed and surprised” by the lack of opposition, but attributed it more to the short time potential challengers had to plan a campaign than to her strengths as a candidate.
OLYMPIA – In his first appointment to the state Supreme Court, Gov. Jay Inslee replaced the high court’s most conservative member with its first Asian-American, first Latina and first openly gay member. Inslee named King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu to the seat vacated by Justice Jim Johnson, who is stepping down in the middle of his term for health reasons. Yu, 56, will have to run to retain the seat in this year’s election.