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.
An assessment by a University of Washington School of Law professor who is an expert on constitutional law concluded that I-1000 will not stop the existing veterans preference. In his memo, Hugh Spitzer wrote that “I-1000 poses no conflicts whatsoever” with the existing veterans preference.
Those preferential programs would not be affected, UW Law professor Hugh Spitzer said, because they are not the sole criteria for hiring but one of many factors being considered. “Pre- or post I-1000, individuals will ultimately be selected for public hiring or promotion based on a variety of factors,” Spitzer wrote.
Stealing film reviews is a clear ethical transgression, but is it illegal? Turns out, yes. It's not plagiarism because they didn't try to pass the work off under someone else's byline, but it is a violation of copyright law, and that could be a very expensive error on Cascadia Weekly's part, says Zahr Said, a professor of copyright law at the University of Washington School of Law.
While the Fifth Amendment protects people from testifying against themselves, it “usually does not apply to being required to produce documents because producing a document is not the same as being required to testify,” said University of Washington law professor Jeffrey Feldman. But there are exceptions that allow the privilege to be asserted where “the mere act of producing the document” may be seen as an incriminating act, Feldman said.
The Yakima County prosecuting attorney plans to pursue an arcane, rarely used legal action in an attempt to determine whether the city of Wapato’s mayor is lawfully in power and to oust her if she is not.
The man responsible for prosecuting the mostly Native Hawaiian elders arrested for protesting construction of a giant telescope said there is no conflict of interest, even though his son works for one of the embattled project’s partners.
Researchers hoping to study marijuana for scientific and medical purposes are one step closer to expanding their limited supply of the plant. This week, the federal government announced it would begin processing dozens of pending applications for permission to cultivate the plant for scientific research.
Lost in the frenzy over the Mueller Report and the calling out of the “squad” in Washington, D.C., is an event of truly epic proportions — the historic split being engineered by the Trump administration between the economies of the United States and China.
It has been more than a day since Capital One disclosed one of the largest thefts of personal information from a bank ever, but if you’re wondering if your data was in that trove, it appears you’ll have to wait.
Equifax will pay at least $700 million — and potentially much more — to settle lawsuits over a 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and similar sensitive information of roughly half of the U.S. population.
Legally, the heart of it is that in 1935 the court ruled that income was technically “property,” like land. Longtime UW law professor Hugh Spitzer wrote the definitive takedown of that 1935 ruling. He says it was mistaken even at the time, and it has been rendered a relic of a bygone era by subsequent rulings.