Washington Supreme Court

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Washington Justices Shift Burden In Rape Cases

The Washington Supreme Court says the state cannot require rape defendants to prove that an alleged victim consented to escape conviction.

CBS Seattle–10/30/2014

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Court Rules Age Discrimination Case Can Go To Trial

The state Supreme Court was unanimous Thursday in a ruling that said an instructor’s claim that she wasn’t hired for a tenure track teaching position at a community college in southwestern Washington can proceed to trial.

CBS Seattle–09/18/2014

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Washington Supreme Court Holds State In Contempt

If lawmakers do not complete their plan for fixing the way the state pays for public schools by the end of that legislative session, the court promised to reconvene and impose sanctions and other remedial measures

CBS Seattle–09/11/2014

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Washington High Court Hearing About School Funding

A group pushing for increased funding for Washington public schools plans a rally Wednesday in Olympia before the state Supreme Court hears why lawmakers haven’t done more

CBS Seattle–09/03/2014

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Supreme Court: Psychiatric Boarding Illegal

People with suspected mental health problems cannot be “warehoused” in emergency rooms and hospitals when certified mental health facilities already are full, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

CBS Seattle–08/08/2014

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Supreme Court To Consider Airport Minimum Wage

The Washington Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday on whether a voter-approved initiative to raise the minimum wage in SeaTac to $15 an hour should apply to workers at the airport

CBS Seattle–06/25/2014

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Attorney General Says No Sanctions Needed School-Funding Spat

The Legislature doesn’t need legal sanctions to comply with a 2012 court mandate to obey orders from the Washington Supreme Court to fully pay for basic education, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.

CBS Seattle–05/29/2014

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Court: Sea-Tac Workers Can Sue Over Lunch Menus

Workers who help prepare meals for flights at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport can pursue their claims that the lunches their company provided to them violated their religious beliefs

CBS Seattle–05/22/2014

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Justices: People Have Right To Privacy In Texts

Washington’s Supreme Court says people have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the text messages they send from their phones — even if they can’t know for sure who might be reading them.

CBS Seattle–02/27/2014

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