State Supreme Court

Primary election
1:22 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Could Hispanic name be a factor in outcome of state Supreme Court race?

As candidates go, Washington Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez seems to have everything going for him. But his supporters worry his name may hurt him.

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High Court
8:09 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Washington Supreme Court limits police searches

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A Washington Supreme Court ruling says police in the state need a warrant to search a car for evidence after someone has been taken into custody.

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State Supreme Court
12:29 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Wiggins sworn in as newest justice

Charlie Wiggins takes the oath as he becomes Washington's newest supreme court justice, Jan. 7, 2010, in Olympia, Wash.
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The state's newest Supreme Court justice was sworn in Friday afternoon. Charlie Wiggins defeated incumbent Justice Richard Sanders by just 13,000 votes in November's election. 

The Bainbridge Island attorney challenged Sanders, who had served three terms, and who was sometimes the center of controversy. 

Gene Johnson of the Associated Press covered today's swearing in, and the Wiggins-Sanders race last fall:

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Special Education Money
8:36 am
Fri December 10, 2010

State Supreme Court upholds special education formula

Washington Supreme Court justices listen to arguments during a court hearing.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

The State Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of the state’s formula for calculating how much money school districts get for special education classes.

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