Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Will state Supreme Court open floodgates for income taxes?

How important are five votes out of seven million Washingtonians? The vote of just five state Supreme Court Justices could be the difference between Washington maintaining its competitive advantage of not imposing state income taxes and the eight decade old dam of legal precedent preventing these types of taxes being torn down . . . READ MORE

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Has the state Supreme Court ever reversed one of its opinions?

The state Supreme Court has granted a request to extend the deadline to October 23 for motions for reconsideration for its highly controversial 6-3 charter school ruling. The Attorney General, however, still plans to file his motion on September 24. The Attorney General said in a press release announcing his plans to request reconsideration . . . READ MORE

Monday, September 14, 2015

District elections would increase competition for Supreme Court races

After several recent controversial decisions by the state Supreme Court the Seattle Times this weekend took a closer look at the electoral competition, or rather lack thereof, for the Justices. According to the Times . . . READ MORE

Friday, September 11, 2015

What are the possible outcomes if Initiative 1366 is approved by voters?

Overshadowed by last week's shocking and controversial charter school decision by the Supreme Court is another important ruling by the court to allow the public to vote on Initiative 1366 ("Taxpayer Protection Act"). On September 4, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a brief order unanimously allowing Initiative 1366 to appear on the 2015 general election ballot . . . READ MORE