Washington Supreme Court http://kuow.org en High Court Weighs Whether Fred Meyer Janitors Should Get Overtime http://kuow.org/post/high-court-weighs-whether-fred-meyer-janitors-should-get-overtime <p></p><p></p><p>What distinguishes a contractor from an employee? The Washington State Supreme Court is deliberating that question now. The decision could have big implications, because businesses increasingly rely on contractors. Tue, 27 May 2014 18:02:20 +0000 Joshua McNichols 35128 at http://kuow.org High Court Weighs Whether Fred Meyer Janitors Should Get Overtime Inslee's Judicial Appointees Virtually Unopposed On Ballot http://kuow.org/post/inslees-judicial-appointees-virtually-unopposed-ballot <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/052014AJ_WAJustice_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Washington Supreme Court has its first openly-gay, Asian-American, Latina justice. Former King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was sworn-in Tuesday.<p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:49:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 34890 at http://kuow.org Inslee's Judicial Appointees Virtually Unopposed On Ballot New State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu's Judicial Philosophy http://kuow.org/post/new-state-supreme-court-justice-mary-yus-judicial-philosophy <p>David Hyde speaks with the Justice<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Mary Yu, who was sworn in to the Washington Supreme Court on May 20. &nbsp;She's the first Asian-American and openly</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gay Supreme Court justice in Washington.</span> Tue, 20 May 2014 22:37:18 +0000 David Hyde 34911 at http://kuow.org New State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu's Judicial Philosophy Inslee Appoints King County Judge Mary Yu To Washington Supreme Court http://kuow.org/post/inslee-appoints-king-county-judge-mary-yu-washington-supreme-court <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/050114AJ_JusticeAppt_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee has appointed the first openly gay justice to the <a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/appellate_trial_courts/SupremeCourt/">Washington Supreme Court</a>.<p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:02:11 +0000 editor 33690 at http://kuow.org Inslee Appoints King County Judge Mary Yu To Washington Supreme Court 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