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September 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM

McCleary decision: Supreme Court made wrong decision in contempt ruling

I don’t agree that the Washington State Supreme Court made the right contempt ruling in the school funding case, or for that matter, that it has such power in any case [“State Supreme Court’s contempt ruling makes point on education, not obstacles,” Opinion, Sept. 11].

It seems to me a violation of the fundamental principles of checks and balances for one branch of government to purport to find another in contempt of its rulings or threaten to punish them for it.  I think the justices are way off base, and as keeper of the treasury, the Legislature and governor should consider withholding funding for the court, and/or moving their chambers to the motor pool.

This unlawful ruling does not solve the problem the justices created in the first place.

Ken Warren, Bonney Lake

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