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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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Governor Inslee Focused On Education, Opportunity

After meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said he is even more focused on increasing opportunities for working Americans.

CBS Seattle–02/21/2014

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Retired Wash. Supreme Court Justice Chambers Dies

Tom Chambers took a 90 percent pay cut when he walked away from his lucrative law practice to join Washington’s Supreme Court. He always said it was worth every penny.

CBS Seattle–12/12/2013

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New Marijuana Laws: Ethical Dilemma For Lawyers

Washington’s Supreme Court is taking up an emergency proposal to change the state’s ethics rules for lawyers to make clear that attorneys complying with state law won’t get in trouble for giving pot-related legal advice — or for smoking up themselves, as long as they’re not high at work.

CBS Seattle–11/05/2013

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Wash. High Court Rules Comfort Dog In Court Was OK

The state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the presence of a “comfort” dog during courtroom testimony from a developmentally disabled victim did not violate the defendant’s right to a fair trial.

CBS Seattle–09/26/2013

Seattle City Attorney Peter S. Holmes is calling on dozens of residents ticketed for public marijuana use to fight the “improper” tickets issued by a single police officer who reportedly flipped a coin to decide whether or not to write citations in addition to handwriting taunts to Holmes on the tickets themselves.  (credit: NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Court: Medical Necessity OK Reason For Marijuana

People busted for marijuana can argue they needed it for medical reasons, even if they failed to follow the requirements of the state’s medical marijuana law, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday.

CBS Seattle–09/20/2013

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