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The Washington State Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday regarding the constitutionality of the voter-approved charter school law.

The fate of a human trafficking lawsuit against Backpage.com is now in the hands of the Washington Supreme Court.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the Washington Supreme Court's ruling that finds the Legislature in contempt for failing to fund basic education.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle attorney Phil Talmadge about the ongoing showdown between the State Supreme Court and the Washington State Legislature over funding K-12 education. Talmadge is a former state supreme court justice and a former state senator.

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Ross Reynolds talks with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the ongoing showdown between the Washington State Supreme Court and state lawmakers over funding public education.

The Washington Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that the practice of "boarding" mental health patients in hospital emergency rooms is unlawful.

You’ve heard of your Miranda rights, but did you know that most state constitutions also give you a right to a bail bondsman?

The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday a Washington man whose loaded gun went off in a school backpack critically injuring a student can’t be charged with third-degree assault.

A frustrated Washington Supreme Court appears ready to hold state officials in contempt.

Advocates for the mentally ill filed a friend of the court brief with the Washington State Supreme Court urging the justices to uphold a Pierce County judge's ruling. The state's high court will hear arguments in the case next month. Last year, Pierce County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Nelsons ruled that boarding the mentally ill was illegal. 

The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Washington employers must “reasonably” accommodate the religious practices of their employees.

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Marcie Sillman talks with KUOW's Ann Dornfeld about the Washington State Legislature's progress on fulfilling the state Supreme Court's education mandate.

Wednesday is the deadline for the Legislature's report on meeting the requirements of the McCleary decision on school funding.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Hanni Fakhoury, attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, about the recent Washington Supreme Court ruling on privacy rights. The Court found that text messages are considered private, and police need a warrant before they read them.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle attorney Phil Talmadge about the State Supreme Court's ruling that state lawmakers are not on track to fully fund basic education by 2018.

Talmadge is a former state supreme court justice and former state senator.

The Washington state Supreme Court has found that state lawmakers have once again failed to make significant progress toward fully funding basic education, and ordered the Legislature to submit a K-12 funding plan by April 30.

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