Opinion

LawNerd: Court Rulings Show McKenna Must Represent the State. Why Doesn't Gregoire Direct Him to?

Two rulings last week helped define the role of the state attorney general.

09/07/2011 By Advokat

Opinion

LawNerd: Wal-Mart Case Raises Alarm Bells For Future Discrimination Cases

The reality of the Wal-Mart case: All people, including managers, have biases of which they aren't even aware.

06/24/2011 By Advokat

News

Officer Birk Could Have Been Charged With Manslaughter

LawNerd argues that King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg could have charged SPD officer Ian Birk with manslaughter in the shooting of John T. Williams. Photo copyright Sean Balch 2011.

02/17/2011 By Advokat

This Washington

Rob McKenna's Legal Battle with Himself

Either McKenna failed to read all the lawsuit documents he signed, causing him to not understand the breadth of what he was asking for, or he has simply been lying when he asserted it wouldn't "overturn or repeal" the entire health care reform act.

02/07/2011 By Advokat

This Washington

McKenna Declares Victory, But Ignores the Fine Print

Rob McKenna was quick to claim victory against the congressional “power grab." But was this week's Florida ruling a real victory for McKenna? The details of the decision show otherwise.

02/02/2011 By Advokat

News

Partisan Care

Holding that a choice not to purchase insurance isn't economic activity confounds the central economic theory that conservatives typically hold so dear. In that light, a decision to hold the health care legislation unconstitutional would be nakedly partis

12/16/2010 By Advokat

This Washington

Is Wiggins Really the Great Liberal Antidote to Sanders?

Progressive voters are excited about the possibility of ousting Libertarian state Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders. But what kind of justice would they be getting with Charlie Wiggins?

11/08/2010 By Advokat

This Washington

The Significance of Major Witt's Victory

Mirroring the NAACP's strategy during the civil rights era, gays and lesbians are building up a record of facts ... and wins.

09/28/2010 By Advokat

Opinion

Separation of Powers is Not So Neatly Defined

LawNerd holds forth on McGinn v. Conlin: Mayor McGinn was right in criticizing Conlin’s actions, but McGinn hardly has the exclusive authority he claims.

09/27/2010 By Advokat

Opinion

Mr. McKenna, Does it Matter to You that Washington State’s Criminal Justice System is Discriminatory?

LawNerd returns! McKenna's limited view in 9th Circuit felony disenfranchisement case shows limited view of Washington state's criminal justice system.

09/23/2010 By Advokat

News

Reality Rules

Upholding the ban on same sex marriage is based on a personal moral judgment that cannot rationally be used to support state sponsored discrimination. It takes, however, an enlightened judge to recognize that truth. Five members of the Washington Supre

08/05/2010 By Advokat

News

Last Night

05/13/2010 By Advokat

News

Last Night

04/13/2010 By Advokat

Article

Last Night

03/26/2010 By Advokat

Arts & Culture

Last Night

03/15/2010 By Advokat