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Washington SCT Decides State v. Shale, State Criminal Jurisdiction under PL280 over Nonmember Indians

Here is the opinion.

We posted briefs here.

Criticism of the reasoning behind the decision is coming fast and furious. Here is Anthony Broadman’s take.

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Supreme Court rules state can charge tribe member if on other tribe's land

WASHINGTON – The Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that state prosecutors can charge a member of an Indian tribe who is living on another tribe’s land. 109 more words


Recent Washington Supreme Court Decision: Disciplinary Proceeding Against Pfefer

A recent Washington Supreme Court decision reminds attorneys that clients expect, and the RPCs establish, due diligence.

A recent Washington Supreme Court decision highlights the importance of a lawyer’s professional duty to act diligently. 256 more words

Practice Management

Prosecutor's PowerPoint closing leads to overturned conviction

By: Debra Cassans Weiss

The Washington Supreme Court has overturned a conviction for murder and other crimes in the slaying and robbery of an armored car guard because of a prosecutor’s PowerPoint presentation during the closing argument.The Jan. 392 more words


Murder Conviction Reversed After Prosecutor Shows Jury 100 Prejudicial Power Point Slides During Closing Arguments

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

After what was declared to be prosecutorial misconduct, the Washington Supreme Court reversed a jury conviction of Odies Delandus Walker. The defendant was convicted as being an accomplice to first degree murder, first degree assault, first degree robbery, solicitation, and conspiracy after a robbery at a Lakewood Walmart. 1,747 more words

Criminal Law

Washington Supreme Court Issued Ruling For Lenders Right's

On January 8, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court issued a ruling protecting lenders’ rights to pursue deficiency judgments against guarantors of commercial loans when the property securing such loans has been reacquired through foreclosure. 172 more words

Deficiency Judgements