Several years ago, when Boston Dynamics began releasing videos of Spot, a sturdy, semiautonomous four-legged robot, the public was captivated. Now, Massachusetts State Police has become the first law enforcement agency in the nation to put the robotic dog to work. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Senate Democrats introduced sweeping data privacy protections Tuesday in an effort led by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) to federally regulate tech company business practices. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Although charges of lying to Congress are relatively rare, they could loom if Intelligence Committee Democrats determine Sondland knowingly gave false testimony, said Jeff Feldman, a University of Washington law professor. “If you swear falsely to Congress, just like if you swear falsely to a court or in an affidavit, that’s a crime. It’s a felony and it can carry heavy consequences,” he said.
We are bombarded by misinformation and downright lies. With just a click, they catch fire and spread through traditional and social media, from false rumors spread by the U.S. president to specious health claims about childhood shots and autism or GMOs.
On Thursday, an Alaska Superior Court judge in Juneau ruled in favor of the Alaska Legislature and against the administration of Gov. Mike Dunleavy in an education funding lawsuit. It was the sixth significant loss by the Alaska Department of Law in a major policy case this year. State legislators and some of Alaska’s most experienced lawyers say there’s a pattern in those losses: The state is on the cutting edge as it attempts to implement conservative policies.
With Referendum 88 trailing by a slim margin, Washingtonians appeared like they might, for the second time in two decades, vote against affirmative action. An assessment by University of Washington law professor Hugh Spitzer is referenced.
He promised he’d be back — and 35 years after Arnold Schwarzenegger created what’s now a cliche for artificial intelligence gone wrong in the first “Terminator” movie, the cinematic nightmares about time-traveling killer robots have returned to the big screen.
Students participate in interactive lessons with attorneys, judges and other professionals in the industry. The goal of the forum is to create opportunities for racial and ethnic diversity in the justice system in order to match the people it serves.
It seems to be getting darker earlier every night as we get deeper into autumn and this weekend it's once again time to "fall back" with our clocks. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 a.m. But why do Washingtonians have to switch their clocks when lawmakers voted to stop the switching?
The concept of a citizen’s arrest is a hand-me-down from England and the use of common law, used generally before the existence of organized police departments, according to Mary Fan, a professor at the University of Washington School of Law. Back then, “Your typical citizen’s arrest is, there’s no police officer, and one person hit another person with their carriage,” said Fan, a former prosecutor who teaches criminal law.
This provision has caused some confusion about whether I-1000 would weaken or eliminate existing public-employment preferences for veterans. A legal review by University of Washington law professor Hugh Spitzer concluded that it would not. In an April memo to the governor’s office and state Solicitor General, Spitzer wrote that Washington’s previous law, which grants veterans additional points on civil service examinations, could not be considered “preferential treatment” under the definition laid out in I-1000 because those points are only part of the final scoring.
Spitzer, who has co-authored a book on the Washington state constitution, offered his analysis in an April 24 memo to two high-ranking officials of the Attorney General’s Office. He wrote that I-1000 does not conflict with the existing law that provides veterans with a boost on their test scores for jobs and promotion.
For years, families of the developmentally disabled in Washington and their advocates have been frustrated that services in an institution, like one of the state’s Residential Habilitation Centers (RHCs), are an entitlement, but services in the community are not.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday issued an administrative order requiring all unionized state employees to “opt in” to their union if they want to continue being members, a step that union officials quickly denounced as a “radical” swipe at their organizations that would not stand up in court.