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Courts

Senate Republicans release prison recommendations

Leaders of the Senate Republican Caucus have released a report on Washington’s prison policies, calling for the state Department of Corrections to adjust its priorities. ...Read More

Judge allows capital gains tax lawsuits to proceed

A pair of legal challenges to Washington State’s capital gains tax will be allowed to proceed after a Douglas County judge tossed out the state’s...Read More

There’s bipartisan support for addressing Washington’s court backlog

Lawmakers are thinking of ways to address Washington State’s backlog of criminal and civil cases stemming from slowdowns in the courts due to the COVID-19...Read More

Two lawsuits to be aware of

There’s two lawsuits to be aware of today concerning access to abortion nationwide, and conversion therapy in Washington State.  On abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court...Read More

Ruling on capital gains tax lawsuits expected next week

It’s not really a question of if Washington’s capital gains tax will end up in front of the state Supreme Court, only a matter of...Read More

Ferguson statement on court order against Johnson & Johnson

Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement on a recent ruling in his lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson: “In a victory for accountability and...Read More

Attorney General’s lawsuit orders debt collectors to compensate Washington consumers

Tuesday morning the Office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced debt collectors Machol & Johannes, LLC must return about $475,000 to Washington consumers. A consent...Read More

Judge orders halt to driver’s license suspensions for unpaid tickets

An estimated 100,000 Washington residents will have their driver’s licenses reinstated and people will no longer be penalized for driving while poor as a result...Read More

AG Ferguson charges three officers in the killing of Manuel Ellis

Today the Washington Attorney General filed felony charges against three Tacoma Police Department officers involved in the homicide of Manuel Ellis. The Attorney General charged Christopher...Read More

Biden announces judicial nominees for Washington State

The Biden Administration announced this week the nominations of Tana Lin and David Estudillo to District Court judgeships in Washington. The nominations reflect the Biden...Read More