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Marcie Sillman talks with attorney Lance Fryrear about when you can, and when you can't, be naked in Seattle.

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Marcie Sillman talks to University of Washington law professor Peter Nicolas about federal judges striking down state bans on same-sex marriage.

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.

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David Hyde speaks with the Justice Mary Yu, who was sworn in to the Washington Supreme Court on May 20.  She's the first Asian-American and openly gay Supreme Court justice in Washington.

It’s been almost five years since Maurice Clemmons gunned down four Lakewood, Washington, police officers in a coffee shop. Clemmons’ aunt and cousin were convicted of helping him after the murders.

One of the victims of an alleged crowdfunding scam says he’s not counting on getting his money back, but he’s glad Washington’s attorney general has filed a consumer protection lawsuit.

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Steve Scher talks with Jeffery Robinson, attorney at Seattle law firm Schroeter, Goldmark and Bender, about how juries are selected in cases that have been covered extensively in the media.

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On a Friday in April 2013, King County District Court Judge Victoria Seitz had 66 cases on her docket. “We have too many cases and not enough court time, and so forth, to deal with them,” she announced to the court.

Courtesy of University of Oregon

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.

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Steve Scher talks with Tom Pillow, president of the Washington State Patrol Troopers Association, about a lawsuit filed by state troopers against the Washington State Patrol. The lawsuit claims the agency is breaking the law when military veterans are up for promotions.

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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.

On April 26, 2013, Judge Victoria Seitz had a full docket in the King County District Court.

Every Dog Has Its Day (In Court)

Feb 20, 2014
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Ross Reynolds sits down with Adam Karp, a Bellingham-based attorney, about working to define laws regarding animals in Washington.

Steve Scher talks with Seattle University School of Law professor Robert Boruchowitz about a federal judge's decision that Mount Vernon and Burlington municipal courts have not provided adequate public defense services to indigent clients.

A set of lawsuits winding its way through federal court in Idaho combine a couple phrases you might not expect to find together: "massive international cartel" and "potato."

Behind The Twelve (Unbiased, Diverse) People That Decide Trials

Oct 31, 2013
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Steve Scher talks with Seattle University law professor Anna Roberts about implicit bias, jury nullification, discrimination and the usefulness of a diverse jury.

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