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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: State Supreme Court
August 2, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Open courts: Protect tenants over public-records dogma

The Times’ recent praise of a state Supreme Court decision that effectively prohibits redaction of innocent tenants’ names from an online court index was misguided [“Open-court issues in the spotlight,” Opinion, July 26]. Two faultless tenants have an eviction lawsuit filing on their permanent records even though the lawsuit against them was dismissed…

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Comments | More in State Supreme Court | Topics: Benjamin Haslam, Housing Justice Project, Leona Bratz

March 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Justice Jim Johnson represented the importance of alternative views

Thank you for stating an often overlooked fact in your editorial “The loss of Supreme Court justice Jim Johnson’s lonely, conservative voice” [Opinion, March 21]. Without the voice of dissent we are left with a herd mentality for solving important issues facing local, state and federal governments. To debate and resolve these important issues,…

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Comments | More in State Supreme Court | Topics: Gerry Bowlby, Justice Jim Johnson, state supreme court