Washington Supreme Court

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Washington State Gets Failing Grade On School Funding

Washington state is being fined $100,000 a day by the state Supreme Court because justices say lawmakers have failed to adequately pay to educate the state’s 1 million school children.


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Profanity Against Police Gets First Amendment Protection

The Washington Supreme Court threw out the conviction of a juvenile who had yelled at officers while they tried to calm his intoxicated sister

CBS Seattle–06/25/2015

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OSPI To Offer Alternative Plan For State Education Budget

Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has an alternative plan for answering the Washington Supreme Court’s McCleary decision

CBS Seattle–04/14/2015

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Sentence Overturned In 80-Year-Old’s Strangulation

The Washington Supreme Court has overturned a prison sentence given to a Nevada man in the cold-case death of an 80-year-old woman.

CBS Seattle–04/09/2015

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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