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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Happening now: Washington State Supreme Court hearing oral arguments on constitutionality of charter schools initiative

This after­noon, the Wash­ing­ton State Supreme Court is hear­ing oral argu­ments in League of Women Vot­ers, et al. v. State of Wash­ing­ton, a law­suit brought by a coali­tion of orga­ni­za­tions that con­tend that Ini­tia­tive 1240 (which autho­rized the cre­ation of char­ter schools in Wash­ing­ton) is uncon­sti­tu­tion­al.

If you’re inter­est­ed in watch­ing or lis­ten­ing live, tune in to TVW., Wash­ing­ton State’s equiv­a­lent of C‑SPAN. TVW is car­ried by most cable providers (i.e. Fron­tier, Com­cast) and it also streams its sig­nal over the Net.

Here are links to the briefs (note these are all PDFs):

After oral argu­ments have con­clud­ed, I’ll update this post with analy­sis.

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