Washington

Court Security

Marshals arrest open-carry advocate carrying rifle outside courthouse

Criminal Justice

Fatal police shooting of rock thrower spurs multiple probes

Animal Law

Family faces $500K default judgment for alleged ‘howling and explosively barking’ dog

Health Law

Mom accused of faking medical problems to get unneeded treatment for her children takes plea deal

Consumer Law

Florist who refused flowers for same-sex wedding can be held personally liable for her actions

Features

Washington state moves around UPL, using legal technicians to help close the justice gap

Judiciary

Washington state lawmakers won’t hear state of the judiciary speech; was ruling the reason?

Evidence

Graffiti suspect may have tagged from Seattle to Southern California, police say

Media & Communications Law

Police put brakes on body-camera plan, citing records request; earlier dashcam suits were costly

Labor & Employment

Cleaning worker who got new job with $3-an-hour pay raise faces possible suit over noncompete pact

Criminal Justice

FBI director: Agent’s fake claim to be AP reporter ‘appropriate’; news agency outraged

Evidence

Man gets 2nd settlement in same civil rights case after new document comes to light

Criminal Justice

Washington Supreme Court rules that defendants accused of rape do not have burden of proving consent

Internet Law

FBI faked Associated Press news story to identify teen suspect in high school bomb-threats case

Judiciary

Disbarred lawyer is on state supreme court ballot, along with his ‘Zamboni’ nickname

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge axes Fox Rothschild in hacking case because firm represented a claimed victim company

Constitutional Law

Is state supreme court ‘out of control’ for holding legislature in contempt?

Careers

Prosecutor whose bikini photo was reportedly found in inmate’s cell resigns $83K-a-year job

Criminal Justice

Owner of bikini coffee stands pleads guilty to promoting prostitution, money laundering

White-Collar Crime

Ex-lawyer gets 2 years for his role in stealing much of disabled client’s $500K settlement