Stories tagged: Washington Supreme Court
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:35 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
The high court’s refusal to hear the case ends two years of litigation and permanently precludes the immigration measure from appearing on voter ballots. “This is absolutely the correct decision,” …
UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to review the matter and sort out which judges have jurisdiction over initial court hearings, which often determine if a person will be let …
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
People with obesity qualify for some workplace protections under the state’s anti-discrimination laws, state Supreme Court rules.
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Keeping legislative records secret called a “black hole” by news media lawyer, part of the balance between transparency and efficiency by lawmakers’ lawyer.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court will hear arguments whether legislators individually are subject to Public Records Act or can refuse to release some documents.
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
A Richland florist did not face religious intolerance as government officials considered the case of whether she could refuse to provided flowers for the wedding of a gay couple, the …
Fri., May 31, 2019, 5 a.m.
Teen sex offender’s exceptional sentence for attacks on classmates upheld by state Supreme Court.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
“Faithless” electors’ rights aren’t violated by the state’s $1,000 fine for casting a ballot for someone who didn’t win the presidential contest.
Thu., April 18, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
An evenly split ruling from the Washington Supreme Court has lawyers scratching their heads.
UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 6:58 a.m.
The Washington Supreme Court hears arguments on greenhouse gas emissions rules adopted by the state Department of Ecology.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:32 a.m.
Adding a new charge after the prosecution finishes its testimony can violate a defendant’s constitutional rights, the Washington Supreme Court rules.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 6:27 p.m.
The Washington Supreme Court has sided with BNSF Railway, ruling the Pierce County medical examiner has no right to a copy of a video showing a man being struck by …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:44 a.m.
Washington Electoral College electors who shunned Hillary Clinton to stop Trump fight fines in Supreme Court
Washington Supreme Court to decide a remaining issue from the 2016 presidential election.
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 …