Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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.
Mar 6 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined a coalition of states in filing an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the Constitution requires marriage equality nationwide.
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.