Attorney Michael Filipovic has been appointed as the federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 9th Circuit’s Chief Judge Alex Kozinski made the announcement this morning. Filipovic, 61, replaces Tom Hillier, who had held the position for an unprecedented 28 years before retiring last week. Filipovic…More
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The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Washington state will allow witnesses to executions to see the entire process, including the insertion of intravenous catheters during a lethal injection, state officials told The Associated Press. The new witness protocol, currently a draft that is in its final stages of approval, includes the use of television monitors to show the…More
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a $1 verdict awarded to a man who Seattle police held at gunpoint for too long and affirmed an award of $92,000 to his attorneys for winning the case. A three-member panel of the court agreed with a jury in U.S. District Court in Seattle that Officer Jonathan Chin violated the civil…More