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Washington Supreme Court exempts bar association from open meetings law

The 8-1 decision exempts the Washington Bar Association from a collection of laws passed in 1971 referred to as the Open Public Meetings Act. The aim of those laws is to ensure groups conducting business required by or "pursuant to" state law do so transparently. The court was asked to determine whether the laws applied by the bar association themselves after a member legally challenged the controversial ouster of their executive director in January 2019, which was done behind closed doors. 

Court considers fate of $30 car tabs initiative

OLYMPIA – A ballot measure that reduced most vehicle taxes and fees should be thrown out as misleading because the $30 tabs it promotes won’t exist and it’s guilty of “logrolling” by including more than one topic, attorneys for local governments opposing the proposal told the state Supreme Court Tuesday.