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Summer tragedy puts DUI law back in spotlight Summer tragedy puts DUI law back in spotlight
 The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, July 10, 2018. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, I hope you enjoyed an enjoyable and safe Independence Day celebration. This is the season for barbeques, celebrations, family reunions, road trips, parties and vacations. Yet...
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Lawmakers ignored constitution with changes to I-940, Supreme Court justices told
Lawmakers ignored constitution with changes to I-940, Supreme Court justices told
Sen. Mike Padden among those making legal challenge, says ‘process matters’ Today, plaintiffs in the case of Eyman v. Wyman argued before the Washington Supreme Court that the Legislature’s handling of Initiative 940 disregarded the state constitution because the initiative, which deals with police use of deadly force, was altered...
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Judges weigh in on controversies
Judges weigh in on controversies
The Legislature is now deep into its interim – the period between legislative sessions, when activities at the Capitol slow considerably and lawmakers spend the majority of their time back in their home districts… While the pace of our state’s legislative branch has slowed for now, the judiciary branch –...
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Guilty verdict for early-release killer calls attention to Corrections inaction, Padden says
Guilty verdict for early-release killer calls attention to Corrections inaction, Padden says
OLYMPIA – A first-degree murder conviction Thursday in Spokane for a killer released early from prison calls attention to the fact that critically important reforms to the state Department of Corrections have not yet been implemented, says Sen. Mike Padden, ranking Republican on the Senate Law and Justice Committee. More...
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