State Sen. Michael Baumgartner has introduced a bill that borrows language from a recent state Supreme Court ruling to mock the justices he believes have overstepped their constitutional boundaries. Senate Bill 6568 would order the court to increase the number of cases it considers annually by 50 percent by the 2017-2018 calendar and require the…More
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OLYMPIA — Struggling to respond to a state Supreme Court order to put more money into education, some state Senate Republicans on Wednesday came up with a way to save a bit of money: reduce the size of the court. Senate Bill 5867, introduced Wednesday morning, would reduce the court from nine members to five…More
There has already been much debate over whether racial bias was partly responsible for the surprising vote totals racked up in the August primary by Bruce Danielson, a little known candidate for the state Supreme Court. Although he raised no money and ran no campaign, Danielson won 30 of Washington’s 39 counties and got…More
Early returns from King County pushed incumbent Justice Steve Gonzalez over the edge and appear almost certain to allow him to advance unopposed to the general election in November. Gonzalez had been locked in a tight duel with challenger Bruce Danielson, leading 50 percent to 49 percent in early returns. But when King County results were…More