Justice G. Helen Whitener Builds Her Case in Our Supreme Court

The judge was floated on a few long lists to replace justice Stephen Breyer on that other Supreme Court, some citing her legal advocacy for LGBTQ rights.

02/17/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Quote Unquote

Raquel Montoya-Lewis Is Ready for the State Supreme Court

“You either have to be a very decisive person or you have to be someone who can act like you are.”

04/09/2020 By Allison Williams

Election 2018

Yes, You Should Care About This State Supreme Court Justice Race

Steven González was ranked "exceptionally well-qualified" by 10 of the state's bar associations. Nathan Choi is a conspiracy theorist.

11/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: New Election Polls, ICE, and Washington's Death Penalty

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

10/15/2018 By Anne Dennon

Top 10

Top 10 Stories: Base Fare for Ride Share, the Gender Pay Gap, and Jury Selection

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

04/13/2018 By Grace Madigan

City Hall

Seattle City Council Passes Resolution for an Income Tax

A study released earlier this year said the state would've raised another $4.2 billion with a 10.5 percent personal income tax.

05/01/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Income Tax

4 Legal Challenges to Keep in Mind About the Income Tax

What exactly will the legal fight look like?

04/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Afternoon Jolt

Back at Ya?

State Republicans label supreme court sanctions “unconstitutional.”

08/21/2015 By Josh Kelety

Guest Opinion

Court Decision Clarifies McCleary

Today's dramatic decision shouldn't come as surprise.

08/13/2015 By David Frockt

State Supreme Court

Supreme Court Decision on Religious Freedom: Lefty Advocates Say They're "Pleased"

As the Washington state Supreme Court rules that employers are obligated to accommodate employees' religious practices, the reproductive rights group Legal Voice says they support the decision.

05/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Thursday Jolt: Supreme Court Tosses Kemper Freeman Lawsuit Against Eastside Rail

The state supreme court tossed out a lawsuit by Bellevue developer Kemper Freeman attempting to stop light rail between Bellevue and Seattle.

09/12/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

This Washington

Reactions to Today's Big State Supreme Court Decision on Two-Thirds Rule

The Supreme Court had their say. Now everybody else weighs in.

02/28/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Another Jolt: State Supreme Court to Rule on Two-Thirds Law Tomorrow

Is the voter-approved rule requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature to raise taxes constitutional? Court set to rule.

02/27/2013 By Josh Feit


LawNerd: The Current Docket at the State Supreme Court

PubliCola's LawNerd looks at a few big deal cases currently on the docket in the state's highest court.

11/05/2012 By David A. Perez

2012 Election

Hilyer Loses Ground in Supreme Court Race, but King County Still Largely Uncounted

State Supreme Court candidate Bruce Hilyer remains in third place, but the votes King County---a Hilyer stronghold---remains largely uncounted.

08/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


KC Justice Hilyer Slaps Former SC Judge Sanders' "Extreme Ideology"

The contest for an open state supreme court seat gets ugly.

03/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett