2022 Legislative Session

The Value of Pay Ranges in Job Postings

Washington's new salary disclosure law is part of a national movement to promote pay equity. But it still leaves much to the imagination.

04/11/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

2022 Legislative Session

A Missing Indigenous People Alert Is Coming to a Highway, or Phone, Near You

A Washington law is the first of its kind in the country to address the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

04/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

American Heroes

Meet the Trans JBLM Soldier Who’s Suing Trump

Staff sergeant Cathrine Schmid isn’t giving up her 12-year army career without a fight.

10/20/2017 By Sydney Parker


LawNerd: Washington State Should Not Back Down on National ID Mandate

Is Washington state about to blink in staring contest with Washington, DC?

02/11/2015 By David Perez


How a West Seattle Woman Took on Papa John’s

She slapped the pizza purveyor with a lawsuit for sending unwanted text messages.

01/23/2013 By Matthew Halverson


LawNerd: High Court to Take Up Prop 8 Ruling

US Supreme Court will rule on gay marriage next year.

12/07/2012 By David Perez


LawNerd: Big Decisions, Including California's Prop 8

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: On the docket at the US Supreme Court: Affirmative Action, gay marriage, and voting rights.

12/07/2012 By David Perez


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


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

Should Criminals Cast Ballots From Behind Bars?

Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna took issue with LawNerd's recent PubliCola column on felony disenfranchisement. Here's his response.

10/05/2010 By Rob McKenna


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


Rumbaugh Camp Won't Predict Election Outcome

State supreme court candidate Stan Rumbaugh declines to predict the outcome of the election, but he does have a forecast for what the High Court can expect this fall.

08/17/2010 By Bryce McKay


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

The C is for Crank

OneAmerica Leader: Immigration is a Women's Issue

Feminist swoon alert: Pramila Jayapal, the director of the OneAmerica immigration reform group, cowrote a piece last month with Gloria Steinem making the case that immigration is a women's issue.

07/06/2010 By Erica C. Barnett