Bar Bulletin

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Washington Supreme Court Review: July 2020

July 2020 Bar Bulletin

 

On June 4th, 2020, the Washington Supreme Court produced the following letter to the legal community, signed by the nine justices, in response to the ongoing protests against the police murder of Black Americans:

Dear Members of the Judiciary and the Legal Community: 

We are compelled by recent events to join other state supreme courts around the nation in addressing our legal community. 

The devaluation and degradation of black lives is not a recent event. It is a persistent and systemic injustice that predates this nation’s founding. But recent events have brought to the forefront of our collective consciousness a painful fact that is, for...

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