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OSPI To Offer Alternative Plan For State Education Budget

SEATTLE (AP) — Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has an alternative plan for answering the Washington Supreme Court’s McCleary decision.

Dorn plans to share his proposal for the state education budget at a news conference on Tuesday. 96 more words


Sentence Overturned In 80-Year-Old's Strangulation

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has overturned a prison sentence given to a Nevada man in the cold-case death of an 80-year-old woman. 131 more words


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

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