Latest Washington Supreme Court News

Court halts police subpoena for media's protest images

Aug. 20, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Less than 24 hours before a court order would have required five Seattle media companies to turn over unpublished protest photos and videos to police, the state Supreme Court has granted them a temporary respite. A Washington state Supreme Court commissioner on Thursday postponed a King...

Justices overturn $2.9M award to Yakima nurses for unpaid OT

Aug. 13, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has narrowly overturned a decision awarding $2.9 million to home care and hospice nurses in Yakima who said they were pressured to work unpaid overtime and miss meal breaks. In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the court said it didn't condone the behavior of now-shuttered...

Seattle media companies appeal police protest subpoena

Aug. 12, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of news outlets has appealed to the Washington Supreme Court to block a Seattle Police Department subpoena pursuing unpublished images of protester activity. The Seattle Times and four local television stations argued in the Tuesday filing that the images are protected by the...

Washington Supreme Court upholds Spokane River water minimum

Aug. 7, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that a state law that put a minimum on the amount of water that must flow in the Spokane River was valid. The Center for Environmental Policy and other environmental groups sued the state Department of Ecology, arguing that the...