Constitutional Law

ACLU lawsuit says county is jailing people who can’t afford to pay fines

Criminal Justice

Prosecutors won’t bring charges for ‘raucous’ bar association party

White-Collar Crime

$70K in drug-court vouchers were given to nonparticipants by county employee, state audit says

Internet Law

Federal law may not shield Backpage.com in suit by trafficked girls, state supreme court says

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is suspended for courtroom disruptions, claim that marshal tripped her

Government Law

Gun rights advocates sue Seattle over tax on sale of firearms and ammunition

Natural Disasters

Lawyer buys and mans fire truck to help protect neighbors threatened by wildfires

Labor & Employment

ACLU seeks contact from Amazon workers after NY Times article describes demanding job environment

Law Schools

Alaska’s first law school is satellite Seattle U campus


University to pay $480K to remove convicted embezzler’s name from stadium scoreboard

First Amendment

Appeals court rules against anti-Muslim group seeking bus ads with false terrorist-reward claims

Court Security

Man who broke into courthouse and rummaged through sheriff’s refrigerator gets 15 months

Constitutional Law

Suspect’s right to counsel doesn’t require cop to step out of room, top state court says

Environmental Law

City of Spokane sues Monsanto over expected $300M clean-up costs concerning long-ago PCBs deposits

Animal Law

9th Circuit rejects widow’s suit over fatal mountain goat attack in national park

Privacy Law

Firm challenges Seattle law requiring trash haulers to turn in composting scofflaws

Internet Law

Lawyer can’t learn identity of anonymous Avvo critic absent defamation evidence, appeals court says

Constitutional Law

Montana man seeks license to marry additional wife, cites Roberts’ gay-marriage dissent

Trials & Litigation

Judge sues neighbors over injuries she suffered in donkey attack

Court Security

Judge suffers bite wounds in court battle