State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty

Last week, I traveled to the “other Washington” to participate in a conference and briefing at the White House. It was a great experience that allowed me to hear directly from high-ranking Administration officials, while also sharing with them the concerns and views of our district.

While I was away, however, news of another major court decision broke. Washington’s state Supreme Court ruled 9-0 on Thursday that the practical application of the death penalty in our state is unconstitutional. You can read more about this decision, what it means for our state, and coverage of my comments on the topic in this issue of Report from Olympia.