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Tag Archives: WA-Courts

Raquel Montoya-Lewis joins Washington’s highest court as first Native American justice

Excerpt: In a history-making appointment, Governor Jay Inslee has chosen the state's only Native American Superior Court judge to take the place of retiring Justice Mary Fairhurst.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst to retire mid-term

Excerpt: Fairhurst is battling cancer in multiple organs (lungs, liver, thyroid and spleen) and has been given a diagnosis of between nine months and two years to live.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Voters reelect Susan Owens, retain Steve Gonzalez in state Supreme Court races

Excerpt: It’s been a good night for Supreme Court incum­bents so far. Jus­tices Susan Owens and Steve Gon­za­lez each appear to have won new six-year terms rep­re­sent­ing the peo­ple of Wash­ing­ton on the state’s high­est court, which is com­prised of nine jus­tices over­all. Under Wash­ing­ton State law, a can­di­date for Supreme Court or appel­late court in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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