Virtual Conversation | Recapping the 2021 Session: Legislative Republicans, May 18, 2021 Register

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Ferguson joins lawsuit against DeVos’ Title IX rules change

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined 17 other attorneys general yesterday to file a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s new rule on reporting sexual assault...Read More

In wake of protests, Seattle City Attorney announces withdrawal of consent decree motion

On Wednesday afternoon, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes issued the following statement regarding George Floyd, recent demonstrations in Seattle, and the federal consent decree with...Read More

The challenge of bail reform amidst the protests this week

Following George Floyd’s murder by a police officer and the ensuing protests in Minneapolis and beyond, celebrity model Chrissy Tiegen tweeted that she was “committed...Read More

Washington Supreme Court denies petition for early release of inmates

In a 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court denied a petition calling for the early release thousands of inmates from Washington prisons to...Read More

Washington Supreme Court reinstates record-setting penalty against Grocery Manufacturers Association

The Washington State Supreme Court reinstated an $18 million penalty today against the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) – now known as the Consumer Brand Association...Read More

Inslee appoints Superior Court Judge G. Helen Whitener to state Supreme Court

Governor Jay Inslee appointed Pierce County Superior Court Judge G. Heleb Whitener to the state Supreme Court today. Judge Whitener will replace Justice Charles Wiggins,...Read More

Senate bills passed Tuesday target criminal justice, health care

Several bills passed in the Senate Tuesday, covering a wide array of issues related to criminal justice, health care and families on public assistance. These...Read More

Q&A: Why Attorney General Bob Ferguson is pushing a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Attorney General Bob Ferugson is making a concerted effort this session to enshrine what he and Governor Inslee have called a “Domestic Workers Bill of...Read More

OIC urges state supreme court to hear graduated income tax case

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner is listed on a motion and amicus memorandum in the Washington State Supreme Court Jan. 17 in support of...Read More

Senate committee considers sexual offender registration waiver

The Senate Human Services, Rehabilitation & Reentry Committee held a public hearing Wednesday on Senate Bill 6180, which concerns juvenile sexual offense registration waivers.  SB...Read More