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Second of two articles: Cities strongly oppose a bill offered by Sen. Adam Kline would require election of more municipal court judges, rather than allowing their appointment by city officials who may have an interest in raising revenues from traffic tickets, fines, and court costs.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
First of two articles: In many cities around Puget Sound and across the state, municipals judges are appointed by city officials. There's cause to worry about the judges' independence and cities' desire to sway the amount of revenue from the courts.READ MORE 17 COMMENTS
Just as Bill Clinton argued the meaning of the word "is," the parties in this legal fight are debating interpretations of "shall."READ MORE 18 COMMENTS
State officials and the Concerned Lifers Organization, a prisoners' group, have a common goal: better psychiatric care in prisons and on the outside.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
The former police chief takes to the stage.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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A friend remembers how much a fellow lawyer with a large and optimistic personality managed to animate many aspects of Seattle life.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Lawyer, deeply engaged in politics, mainstay of our cultural life: it will be hard to imagine Seattle without Meade Emory.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
Here's a short legal lesson on the dispute over keeping the city as co-lead on the environmental process. The city council wants to stay at the table, while the mayor worries about the absence of a signed agreement with the state.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
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Thanks to a wildly anachronistic part of the state constitution, Washington's Supreme Court had to listen to arguments over whether it's permissible to build light rail on the floating bridge.READ MORE 27 COMMENTS
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Sen. Ed Murray has repeatedly tried to end capital punishment in Washington state. Appeals to moral reasoning have actually worked before here.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
There is little doubt about the guilt of the eight people currently on death row, but what should we think about a penalty that is irrevocable when a mistake is later discovered?READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
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