Washington Supreme Court
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.
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.
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.
The Washington Supreme Court approved a new conduct rule last week that bars attorneys from using a person’s legal status in the country to intimidate during civil cases.
The Washington Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on a lawsuit challenging the two-thirds majority required for the Legislature to pass a tax increase.
When Washington Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers announced in January that he wouldn’t seek re-election, he told a newspaper he was looking forward to traveling. But he had a year left on his term, and a serious health matter to deal with first.
The Washington Supreme Court has upheld a voter-approved initiative privatizing liquor sales, one day before the initiative takes effect.