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.
SEATTLE—Today the Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the State in two important pension cases.
Today, the Washington Supreme Court held that the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for their employee’s religious practices.
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.
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.