Stories tagged: washington state supreme court
Fri., May 10, 2019
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.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
Three Democratic electors from Washington state who joined a longshot effort to deny Donald Trump the presidency in 2016 are challenging the $1,000 fines they received for breaking their pledge …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
The Arlene’s Flowers case is back before the state Supreme Court, nearly two years after justices unanimously ruled that the Richland flower shop’s owner broke the law when she refused …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
The Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state is responsible for protecting children from abusive foster parents.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty, as applied, violates its Constitution.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018
Teachers in Washington are supposed to tell authorities when they believe a student has suffered abuse or neglect, but the state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday the requirement doesn’t necessarily apply …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017
The Washington state Supreme Court is set to hear argument on whether the state has met its constitutional requirement to fully fund K-12 education.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by a federal appeals court that state officials say will require it to pay billions of …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017
Civil commitment of offenders who have been designated as sexually violent predators can be indefinitely extended for those whose crimes occurred when they were juveniles, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
The Washington Supreme Court says the family of a Spokane woman who was murdered with her son can pursue a lawsuit over whether the killer’s psychiatrist should have done more …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
Hundreds rushed to get building permits in Spokane County before court ruling on water rights took effect
Spokane County saw a huge increase in building permit applications following a Washington state Supreme Court decision tightening rules on new water rights earlier this month.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Spokane County officials say a recent water-rights decision by the state Supreme Court will have “dramatic impacts” on property owners looking for building permits in rural areas.
Thu., July 14, 2016
The state of Washington was not bound by a statute of limitations in filing an antitrust lawsuit against more than 20 foreign electronics manufacturers for alleged price-fixing, the state Supreme …
Fri., June 10, 2016
A Pierce County court commissioner on Friday ordered the new CEO of Western State Hospital to admit a patient to that facility or go to jail.
Thu., June 9, 2016
Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction says it may be time to consider shutting down the state’s K-12 public schools until the Legislature makes progress toward fully paying for education.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015
The Washington State Charter Schools Association filed a motion asking the Washington State Supreme Court to review its charter school ruling, Friday.
Fri., Sept. 25, 2015
Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to reconsider its ruling that Washington’s new charter school law is unconstitutional. “Regardless of one’s feelings about charter schools, …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers visited one of Spokane’s charter schools, Pride Prep, in a show of support Monday. “We need to say ‘yes’ to charter schools,” she said. “We …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
More than two years after the Community Bill of Rights was blocked from the ballot by a Superior Court judge, the Washington state Supreme Court agreed to hear the case …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
With a significant part of the state in flames and entire towns being evacuated, this is no time to throw the word “crisis” around lightly. So it must be noted …
Fri., July 10, 2015
The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday again rejected an effort by serial killer Robert Yates to overturn his convictions and death sentence. Yates contended he received ineffective counsel during his …
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014
OLYMPIA – It’s time for someone to give Senate Republican budget writers a new metaphor for hyperbolic parsimony. Looking at the state’s less-than-cheery prospects of matching income to outgo last …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld legislative changes to the state’s estate tax law that saved the state millions of dollars in refunds.
Sat., April 26, 2014
On Friday afternoon in the courtroom once presided over by his uncle, Ralph Foley, Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price was deciding whether to reinstate a man’s driver’s license …
Wed., April 16, 2014
The timing of judicial elections has been unkind to Washington state Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens. The Spokane native’s first race came in 2008, just as her daughter, Lindsey, prepared …
Thu., Feb. 20, 2014
A jury deadlocked in the case of a man being retried on murder and manslaughter charges in the 2004 death of his pregnant girlfriend and unborn child. Spokane Superior Court …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2013
In a case involving a Dayton rancher, the Washington state Supreme Court has upheld state officials’ authority to regulate cow pies in streams. The case involved Joseph Lemire, who grazes …
Sat., July 27, 2013
It was the squirt of lotion heard ’round the world. Or at least heard ’round the Washington state Supreme Court chambers.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
OLYMPIA — Requiring the Legislature to approve tax increases by a super-majority violates the state Constitution if it’s done by an initiative, Washington’s highest court said this morning.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
OLYMPIA – Some 1,200 nurses at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center are entitled to overtime pay when their duties prevent them from taking a rest breaks during their shifts, the …