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Bob Ferguson

Mar 13 2015
SEATTLE — The Attorney General’s Office filed a response brief yesterday in the Washington State Supreme Court defending the will of the voters in enacting Initiative 502.
Aug 22 2014
OLYMPIA— Today Attorney General Bob Ferguson, in conjunction with a broad coalition of organizations, filed a motion in the Washington State Supreme Court to address the impacts of the court’s recent decision on psychiatric boarding. The motion asks the court to delay the effect of its decision so that the state can implement Governor Jay Inslee’s plan to make sure alternative care is available.
Aug 14 2014
SEATTLE—Today the Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the State in two important pension cases.
May 14 2014
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today stood behind Governor Jay Inslee’s decision to cancel parole for Jerry Lain who shot Richland police officer Mike Fitzpatrick in 1982 while in Washington on parole from Iowa.
Nov 7 2013
The Washington State Supreme Court today upheld the governor’s authority to cancel parole for dangerous criminals in Washington — even if the state’s parole board recommends otherwise.
Sep 12 2013
In a 7-2 ruling today, the Washington State Supreme Court today sided with the state Department of Transportation in a dispute over whether or not the state’s Constitution and the department’s statute allowed highway lanes on the Interstate 90 floating bridge to be leased to Sound Transit to expand its light rail system.

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