Washington State Supreme Court http://kplu.org en Wash. Supreme Court To Hear Lakewood Police Killings Challenge http://kplu.org/post/wash-supreme-court-hear-lakewood-police-killings-challenge <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149569252&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Nearly five years have passed since Maurice Clemmons gunned down four Lakewood police officers in a coffee shop. Clemmons’ aunt and cousin were convicted of helping him after the murders.</p><p>Now, their case is before the Washington Supreme Court on appeal. Oral arguments are scheduled for Thursday.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 22:49:54 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16570 at http://kplu.org Wash. Supreme Court To Hear Lakewood Police Killings Challenge Senator Chides High Court For 'Overreach,' Sponsors Bill To Reduce Court Size http://kplu.org/post/senator-chides-high-court-overreach-sponsors-bill-reduce-court-size <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington lawmakers may be tired of the state Supreme Court telling them how to do their job. At least one bill targeting the court is in front of lawmakers this session.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The Legislature is under mandate by the State Supreme Court to increase state funding for education. Last year, the court told lawmakers to spend more, and lawmakers responded by upping education funding by $1 billion. Then a month ago, the court gave them even more specifics where the spending should go.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:18:10 +0000 Steve Jackson 13012 at http://kplu.org Senator Chides High Court For 'Overreach,' Sponsors Bill To Reduce Court Size State Supreme Court: Lawmakers Must Expedite Education Funding http://kplu.org/post/state-supreme-court-lawmakers-must-expedite-education-funding <p style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday ordered lawmakers to submit a complete plan by the end of April to detail how the state will fully pay for basic education.</span></p><p style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">The 8-1 ruling said that while the state made progress in last year's budget to increase funding for K-12 education, it was "not on target" to hit the constitutionally required funding level by the 2017-18 school year.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:25:19 +0000 Florangela Davila & Rachel La Corte 12440 at http://kplu.org State Supreme Court: Lawmakers Must Expedite Education Funding Foster Care and Public Defense among Justice Chambers’ Legacies http://kplu.org/post/foster-care-and-public-defense-among-justice-chambers-legacies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 12 years on the Washington Supreme Court, Justice Tom Chambers authored two groundbreaking opinions: one on foster care, the other on indigent defense. The former justice died late Wednesday at the age of 70.</span></p><p>In 2003, Chambers wrote the unanimous majority opinion in a case that put a spotlight on how often foster children in Washington bounce from home to home.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:23:42 +0000 Austin Jenkins 11662 at http://kplu.org Foster Care and Public Defense among Justice Chambers’ Legacies Billions at Stake as State Supreme Court Hears Pension Cases http://kplu.org/post/billions-stake-state-supreme-court-hears-pension-cases <p>The state Supreme Court on Thursday heard oral arguments in a pair of pension cases involving billions of dollars at stake.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unions for teachers and state employees want the high court to restore two benefits that were nixed due to their cost.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:58:22 +0000 Austin Jenkins 10643 at http://kplu.org Billions at Stake as State Supreme Court Hears Pension Cases Wash. Supreme Court says pollution tax constitutional http://kplu.org/post/wash-supreme-court-says-pollution-tax-constitutional <p></p><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – The state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the state's existing hazardous substances tax, which was approved by voters in 1988, is constitutional.</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:37:11 +0000 The Associated Press 6597 at http://kplu.org Washington Supreme Court to rule on school funding case http://kplu.org/post/washington-supreme-court-rule-school-funding-case <p>SEATTLE &mdash; The Washington Supreme Court plans to issue a ruling today on a major case concerning the state&#39;s obligation to pay for public school education.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:06:40 +0000 The Associated Press 3602 at http://kplu.org Court Considers Release of Lakewood Police Records http://kplu.org/post/court-considers-release-lakewood-police-records <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; The state Supreme Court is considering whether to release thousands of police records related to last&nbsp;year&#39;s fatal shooting of four Lakewood police officers.</p><p><strong><em>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/home/index.html">The Seattle Times</a></em></strong> is seeking release of the records. The files are from the case of Maurice Clemmons, an ex-con who gunned down the Lakewood officers in November.</p> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:12:08 +0000 26 at http://kplu.org Court Considers Release of Lakewood Police Records