Washington Supreme Court http://kuow.org en Washington Supreme Court Takes On Loan Fraud, Foreclosure Fights http://kuow.org/post/washington-supreme-court-takes-loan-fraud-foreclosure-fights <p>Larry Jametsky visits his family home frequently, even though he was evicted from it almost four years ago.</p><p>He and his family have been homeless since then, but they’ve stayed near the blue house in the city of SeaTac. “This was my grandparents’ house, my dad’s house,” Jametsky said. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:50:41 +0000 Amy Radil 29371 at http://kuow.org Washington Supreme Court Takes On Loan Fraud, Foreclosure Fights Washington Supreme Court Backs Discrimination Claim Against Catholic Hospital http://kuow.org/post/washington-supreme-court-backs-discrimination-claim-against-catholic-hospital <p></p><p>Religious institutions in Washington have previously been exempt from discrimination rules but that could be changing. The Washington Supreme Court said in decisions Thursday that some employees whose duties are non-religious can bring discrimination claims against these nonprofits. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:31:00 +0000 Amy Radil 28362 at http://kuow.org Washington Supreme Court Backs Discrimination Claim Against Catholic Hospital Washington High Court Sides With Non-Card-Carrying Medical Marijuana Patient http://kuow.org/post/washington-high-court-sides-non-card-carrying-medical-marijuana-patient <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/091913AJ_MedicalNecessity_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Washington Supreme Court has sided with a wheelchair-bound pot user who lacked an official medical marijuana card. In a split ruling Thursday, the high court said even non-card-holding patients can mount a medical necessity defense at trial.<p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:54:38 +0000 Austin Jenkins 20700 at http://kuow.org Washington High Court Sides With Non-Card-Carrying Medical Marijuana Patient State Supreme Court Blasts Racism In Jury Selection http://kuow.org/post/state-supreme-court-blasts-racism-jury-selection <p>The Supreme Court of Washington blasted a common trial court practice Thursday that results in black defendants being sent to prison by all-white juries.</p><p>The court says racial discrimination in jury selection is rampant. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:41:34 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 17895 at http://kuow.org State Supreme Court Blasts Racism In Jury Selection State Supreme Court Blasts “Institutional Racism” In Jury Selection http://kuow.org/post/state-supreme-court-blasts-institutional-racism-jury-selection <p></p><p>Race, racism and fairness are at the heart of a stack of opinions released today by the Washington state Supreme Court. The court issued 110 pages about one murder conviction, even though it was not overturned today. KUOW’s Phyllis Fletcher gives us the lowdown on the latest Supreme Court ruling.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:09:23 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 17791 at http://kuow.org State High Court Weighs Prosecutors Call For Death Penalty in Monfort http://kuow.org/post/state-high-court-weighs-prosecutors-call-death-penalty-monfort <p>Washington's Supreme Court justices will decide if King County prosecutors can seek the death penalty against Christopher Monfort.</p><p>Monfort is accused in the shooting death of Seattle Police Officer Tim Brenton on Halloween night four years ago. One other officer was wounded that night. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:08:02 +0000 Patricia Murphy 15722 at http://kuow.org Wash. Supreme Court Rejects Legal Fees, Hurdles For Poor http://kuow.org/post/wash-supreme-court-rejects-legal-fees-hurdles-poor <p>Washington’s judicial system abolished court fees for poor people in 2010, but county courts sought ways around the rule. Now<a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm?fa=controller.managefiles&amp;filePath=Opinions&amp;fileName=870098.pdf"> in a unanimous decision</a>, the Washington State Supreme Court has reaffirmed that if someone qualifies as indigent, courts need to give them access for free.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 05:41:52 +0000 Amy Radil 13650 at http://kuow.org Wash. Supreme Court Rejects Legal Fees, Hurdles For Poor Wash. Supreme Court Considers SPD Dash-Cam Video Policy http://kuow.org/post/wash-supreme-court-considers-spd-dash-cam-video-policy <p>Washington Supreme Court Justices heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case that spotlights the Seattle Police Department’s policy regarding public access to dash-camera video footage. The lawsuit, brought by KOMO News against SPD, comes at a time when the police force faces heightened scrutiny about transparency and public accountability.<br> Thu, 16 May 2013 00:45:23 +0000 Liz Jones 13162 at http://kuow.org Wash. Supreme Court Considers SPD Dash-Cam Video Policy King County Wants Derailed Death Penalty Case Back On Track http://kuow.org/post/king-county-wants-derailed-death-penalty-case-back-track <p>The <a href="http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&amp;eventID=2013050009C">Washington Supreme Court has heard oral arguments</a> in the case of the Christmas Eve murders of six people in Carnation in 2007.</p><p>The central issue in this case is when prosecutors should consider the strength of the evidence against defendants in a capital murder case. The parties differed on whether evidence should be a consideration in deciding to seek the death penalty.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 04:45:10 +0000 Amy Radil 12825 at http://kuow.org King County Wants Derailed Death Penalty Case Back On Track Corporations Are People Too In Identity Theft Law http://kuow.org/post/corporations-are-people-too-identity-theft-law <p>The Supreme Court of Washington ruled Thursday that a corporation can be a victim of identity theft just like a person can under state law. <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.35.020">The law</a> makes it a felony to steal the identity of a “person, living or dead.”</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:03:14 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 11264 at http://kuow.org Corporations Are People Too In Identity Theft Law High Court To Seattle Police: “You Had To Be There” For Misdemeanor Arrest http://kuow.org/post/high-court-seattle-police-you-had-be-there-misdemeanor-arrest <p>If you’re not a police officer, imagine you are one.</p><p>Picture yourself perched on the second floor of a building in Belltown. You see someone selling drugs. You radio a fellow officer on the ground and tell him to arrest a guy on a misdemeanor charge of drug loitering. Your partner searches him and finds crack. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:13:12 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 10240 at http://kuow.org High Court To Seattle Police: “You Had To Be There” For Misdemeanor Arrest Death Penalty Cases Derailed In King County http://kuow.org/post/death-penalty-cases-derailed-king-county <p></p><p>Both of King County’s death penalty cases are on hold pending appeal to the Washington Supreme Court. A key issue in both cases is whether the defendants have experienced any hardships that should have required prosecutors to be more lenient.</p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:00:21 +0000 Amy Radil 9166 at http://kuow.org Death Penalty Cases Derailed In King County Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-19 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's Friday - time to review the news of the week with our panel of journalists:&nbsp;</span><a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Joni Balter</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="http://elisanders.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Eli Sanders</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Knute Berger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;The state Supreme Court&nbsp;ruled against the&nbsp;two-thirds requirement&nbsp;to raise taxes, Mayor&nbsp;Mike </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and City Attorney Pete Holmes&nbsp;sparred over police reforms, and&nbsp;the&nbsp;state&nbsp;DOT&nbsp;admitted design flaws in&nbsp;building the new 520&nbsp;floating bridge. What stories caught your attention this week? Call us at&nbsp;800.289.5869, email </span><a href="http://weekday@kuow.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">weekday@kuow.org </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">or send us a message on Twitter: </span><a href="http://twitter.com/weekdaykuow" style="line-height: 1.5;">@weekdaykuow</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Producer 9005 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News Washington High Court Finds Spit-Covered Burger Could Cause Emotional Distress http://kuow.org/post/washington-high-court-finds-spit-covered-burger-could-cause-emotional-distress <p></p><p>“Under Washington law, is a consumer entitled to emotional distress damages when a fast-food employee spits in his or her hamburger even though the consumer did not eat the hamburger?” The Washington Supreme Court said Thursday that the answer may be yes.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:25:56 +0000 Amy Radil 7502 at http://kuow.org Washington High Court Finds Spit-Covered Burger Could Cause Emotional Distress