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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Sep 24 2015
SEATTLE — Today, Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a Motion for Reconsideration asking the Washington Supreme Court to reexamine its recent ruling declaring charter schools unconstitutional.
Sep 11 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that the State will file a Motion for Reconsideration with the Washington Supreme Court in the case of League of Women Voters of Wash. v. State. The decision not only invalidates Initiative 1240, but also unnecessarily calls into question the constitutionality of a wide range of other state educational programs. These important programs range from Running Start to Washington State Skills Centers that provide career and technical education to high school students. 
Aug 20 2015
SEATTLE —The Supreme Court of Washington today held that the City of SeaTac’s $15-an-hour minimum wage applies to workers at SeaTac airport, relying in part on arguments made by the office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson.  The state was not a party to the lawsuit but made the arguments in an amicus — or “friend of the court” — brief filed in the case. 
Aug 20 2015
OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court today unanimously affirmed the conviction of Frederick Russell, who killed three people and nearly killed three others in a 2001 drunk-driving crash in Eastern Washington. The Attorney General’s Office prosecuted Russell and successfully defended his convictions before the Supreme Court.
Jul 16 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement regarding today’s Washington State Supreme Court ruling in Demetrio & Paz v. Sakuma Bros. Farms, Inc., in which the Attorney General’s Office filed a “friend of the court” brief:
Jun 19 2015
OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday ruled that out-of-court statements made to non-law enforcement individuals can potentially be used in criminal prosecutions, endorsing the position advocated by Attorney General Bob Ferguson in a “friend of the court” brief that was joined by 41 other state Attorneys General.
Jun 3 2015
OLYMPIA — Today the Washington State Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the state’s voter-approved recreational marijuana law.
Apr 30 2015
OLYMPIA — The office of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson prevailed in Maziar v. Department of Corrections, a ruling issued today by the Washington Supreme Court. The unanimous decision found, for the first time, that the state has the right to demand a jury trial.
Mar 27 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a “friend of the court” brief today in the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to reject a challenge to Colorado’s marijuana laws. If the court takes up the case, it could threaten not just Colorado’s law, but also the regulatory structure for marijuana established by Initiative 502 in Washington state.
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.

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