law http://kuow.org en Justice Suffers When There Are 'Too Many Cases, Not Enough Time' http://kuow.org/post/justice-suffers-when-there-are-too-many-cases-not-enough-time <div><p></p><p>On a Friday in April 2013, King County District Court Judge Victoria Seitz had 66 cases on her docket.&nbsp;“We have too many cases and not enough court time, and so forth, to deal with them,” she announced to the court. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:23:44 +0000 Patricia Murphy 31992 at http://kuow.org Justice Suffers When There Are 'Too Many Cases, Not Enough Time' EarthFix Conversation: Using Environmental Law To Combat Climate Change http://kuow.org/post/earthfix-conversation-using-environmental-law-combat-climate-change <p>Can environmental laws protect the planet from climate change? They haven't so far, according to University of Oregon law professor Mary Wood. But she says one day they could. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:06:46 +0000 Cassandra Profita 30449 at http://kuow.org EarthFix Conversation: Using Environmental Law To Combat Climate Change King County Judge Admonished For 'One Day Special' In Courtroom http://kuow.org/post/king-county-judge-admonished-one-day-special-courtroom <p>The Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct admonished a King County judge this week for offering the equivalent of a “one day special” in her courtroom.</p><p>On April 26, 2013, Judge Victoria Seitz had a full docket in the King County District Court. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:51:24 +0000 Patricia Murphy 29499 at http://kuow.org King County Judge Admonished For 'One Day Special' In Courtroom Every Dog Has Its Day (In Court) http://kuow.org/post/every-dog-has-its-day-court <p>Ross Reynolds sits down with Adam Karp, a Bellingham-based attorney, about <font face="Tahoma"><span style=" font-size:12pt">working to define laws regarding animals in Washington.</span></font> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:12:22 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Christine Streich 29143 at http://kuow.org Every Dog Has Its Day (In Court) Judge Finds Public Defense In Mount Vernon And Burlington Inadequate http://kuow.org/post/judge-finds-public-defense-mount-vernon-and-burlington-inadequate <p>Steve Scher talks with Seattle University School of Law professor Robert&nbsp;Boruchowitz about a federal judge's decision that Mount Vernon and Burlington municipal courts have not provided adequate&nbsp;public defense services to indigent clients. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:00:06 +0000 Steve Scher 24983 at http://kuow.org Behind The Twelve (Unbiased, Diverse) People That Decide Trials http://kuow.org/post/behind-twelve-unbiased-diverse-people-decide-trials <p>Steve Scher talks with Seattle University law professor Anna Roberts about <a href="https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/">implicit bias</a>, jury nullification, discrimination and the usefulness of a diverse jury. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:16:52 +0000 Steve Scher & Arwen Nicks 23026 at http://kuow.org Behind The Twelve (Unbiased, Diverse) People That Decide Trials Justice Department Tackles Quality Of Defense For The Poor http://kuow.org/post/justice-dept-tackles-quality-defense-poor All over the country, lawyers who defend poor people in criminal cases have been sharing their stories about painful budget cuts. Some federal public defenders have shut their doors to new clients after big layoffs. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 19588 at http://kuow.org Justice Department Tackles Quality Of Defense For The Poor New Documentary About Those Terms And Conditions You Signed http://kuow.org/post/new-documentary-about-those-terms-and-conditions-you-signed <p></p><p>Everyone who uses a computer these days likely agrees to many "terms and conditions" agreements every year. But what are you really signing? Ross Reynolds interviews director Cullen Hoback, who takes a closer look at questions of privacy and consumer rights in a new documentary.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:05:10 +0000 the conversation with Ross reynolds 14109 at http://kuow.org Same Sex Marriage: What Happens Next? http://kuow.org/post/same-sex-marriage-what-happens-next <p></p><p>Last November Washington became the first state to legalize same sex marriage at the polls but today we want to check in on what is happening with the same-sex marriage debate in and out of the Evergreen State.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 19:29:21 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 12334 at http://kuow.org Same Sex Marriage: What Happens Next? Governor Inslee Pushes For Tougher DUI Penalties http://kuow.org/post/governor-inslee-pushes-tougher-dui-penalties <p>According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average drunken driver has driven drunk 80 times before their first arrest. Here in Washington after a rather horrific spree of drunk driving related deaths, the governor is getting tough on drunken drivers by proposing tougher penalties for first-, second- and third-time offenders. One of the governor's more strident proposals would ban third-time offenders from purchasing alcohol. In this segment of the conversation listeners share their thoughts on these new and tougher proposed penalties.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:26:20 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11639 at http://kuow.org Governor Inslee Pushes For Tougher DUI Penalties Why Was Pete Holmes In Copenhagen? http://kuow.org/post/why-was-pete-holmes-copenhagen <p></p><p>Pete Holmes is Seattle’s city attorney and that means his clients include the mayor, the City Council, the police and the public. Pete Holmes previously worked as a private attorney in Seattle for almost 25 years before being elected city attorney in November 2009. He was also an original member of the Seattle Police Department's Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) and served as chairman from 2003 to 2008. Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes about the recent retirement of Police Chief John Diaz, the Department of Justice and what he was doing in Copenhagen.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:00:27 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11490 at http://kuow.org Are Washington's DUI Laws Tough Enough? http://kuow.org/post/are-washingtons-dui-laws-tough-enough <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington Governor Jay </span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wants to crackdown on drunken drivers in the wake of some recent tragedies involving intoxicated drivers. Today, Ross Reynolds talks with New York University </span>Langone<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Medical Center professor, Baron Lerner about how DUI laws and enforcement in Washington compare nationally.</span></p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:51:26 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11172 at http://kuow.org Are Washington's DUI Laws Tough Enough? For Legal Pot Sellers, A Big Tax Problem http://kuow.org/post/legal-pot-sellers-big-tax-problem An obscure tax code provision crafted for drug dealers is giving state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries a headache.<p>In Colorado, federal income tax rates for dispensaries can soar as high as 70 percent because of a tax code section that does not allow businesses to claim certain deductions.<p>The section is known as 280E, and it was originally written for illegal drug traffickers. But today it's a thorn in the side of licensed dispensary owners like Erica Freeman.<p>Freeman is co-owner of Choice Organics in Fort Collins, Colo. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:17:00 +0000 Grace Hood 10766 at http://kuow.org For Legal Pot Sellers, A Big Tax Problem Votes May Be There To Strike Down DOMA, But There's A Big 'If' http://kuow.org/post/day-two-same-sex-marriage-cases-supreme-court <em>(We most recently updated the top of this post at 1:45 p.m. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 10449 at http://kuow.org Votes May Be There To Strike Down DOMA, But There's A Big 'If' Duwamish Tribe Renews Hopes For Federal Recognition http://kuow.org/post/duwamish-tribe-renews-hopes-federal-recognition <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the </span>Duwamish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Longhouse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in West Seattle, </span>Cecile<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hansen traces her finger down a plaque of names.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Look at all our leaders, starting with the chief here,” Hansen says.</span> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:39:05 +0000 Liz Jones 10420 at http://kuow.org Duwamish Tribe Renews Hopes For Federal Recognition