Latest Washington Supreme Court News

Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis takes medical leave

May. 16, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Supreme Court Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis announced Monday she will be on family medical leave for the court’s spring term to concentrate on her health, but officials with the court didn’t release additional details, citing the justice’s desire for privacy....

WA high court: Drivers can get DUIs for driving while high

May. 12, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court ruled Thursday people can be cited for driving under the influence for driving while high, a decision that upholds the state’s decade-old law regulating marijuana use behind the wheel of a car. The Seattle Times reports all...

Washington justices unanimously reject Inslee recall effort

Apr. 28, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected an effort to recall Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The justices upheld a Thurston County Superior Court decision that the charges made against Inslee did not...

Supreme Court: State law preempts city gun storage ordinance

Apr. 21, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that a city ordinance requiring that guns be locked up and kept out of unauthorized hands is pre-empted by state law. The ruling affirmed a three-judge state of appeals ruling last year in the...

Supreme court rulings open door for man sentenced to life

Mar. 30, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — After serving over half his life behind bars, a Seattle man now has a chance to get out after high court rulings. Eric Krueger was originally sentenced to life without parole for the 1997 fatal shooting of Ronald Greenwood and Brady Brown of Everett. Krueger...

High court rejects case of Christian group, bisexual lawyer

Mar. 21, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it won't review the case of a Seattle-based Christian organization that was sued after declining to hire a bisexual lawyer who applied for a job. A lower court let the case go forward, and the high court said Monday it wouldn't intervene. ...

Trade group settles GMO-labeling case for $9 million

Mar. 02, 2022 15:46 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A trade group that represents some of the biggest U.S. food companies has agreed to pay $9 million for violations of Washington campaign finance laws, after the state Supreme Court upheld a penalty twice that much. The Consumer Brands Association, which represents...