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The state of Washington's Court System includes Washington Municipal Courts, which hear misdemeanor and traffic violation cases, and District Courts, which hear some civil cases as well as small claims cases, at its lowest level. Washington's Superior Courts, of which there are 39, comprise the next level of the Washington court system, and hear a variety of civil cases including those related to real property, probate and estates, and mental health matters, as well as domestic relations and juvenile cases. The Washington appellate court system consists of its Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court. Information regarding how to obtain a variety of types of Washington public records can be found on the Washington Courts website at To obtain copies of Washington court records, you will need to contact the appropriate Washington court. Most court documents are considered public record (except records in most juvenile cases,) but each court sets its own policy regarding how to obtain these Washington court public records. A directory of all Washington State Courts can be found at
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27, Mar 2015 - 'MY SON MIGHT BE HERE' Guards allowed to carry pepper spray after tragedy
WASHINGTON – It was an eight-minute assault -- and would take another 30 minutes before prison officials at the U.S. Penitentiary at Canaan, Pa., would find Eric Williams’ battered body. The 34-year-old corrections officer, in an ambush, had been stabbed 129 times.
27, Mar 2015 - EWU Men Roll Over MSU, 92-68
Registering its largest margin of victory since Nov. 19, the Eastern Washington University men's basketball moved back into first place in the Big Sky Conference with a 92-68 victory over Montana State Thursday, Feb. 26, at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
27, Mar 2015 - Boehner says Bowe Bergdahl “innocent until proven guilty” after military charges him with deser
WASHINGTON (CNN) — House Speaker John Boehner said Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is “innocent until proven guilty” after the U.S. military charged him with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, but emphasized in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Dana Bash that he was more concerned about the circumstances of his release. Bergdahl’s attorney also released […]
27, Mar 2015 - Investigator says fake IRS agents demand money from more than 366,000 in nationwide tax scam
WASHINGTON — Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday.
27, Mar 2015 - US Attorney for DC to step down after 5 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia will step down after five years on the job to return to private practice, he announced Monday, leaving behind a record of prosecutions for terrorism, public corruption and violent crime.
27, Mar 2015 - Sharp partisan divide in high court's same-sex marriage case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois &
WASHINGTON (AP) - The partisan divide over same-sex marriage among top elected officials remains stark, with Democrats overwhelmingly on record in favor and Republicans mostly silent so far.
27, Mar 2015 - Capital Journal Daybreak: Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Health-Law Case | Clash of World Views
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27, Mar 2015 - Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday.
27, Mar 2015 - U.S. whistleblower summoned to testify in UBS case in France
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former UBS AG banker who helped U.S. authorities prosecute the Swiss bank in a tax fraud case has asked for permission to travel to France to comply with a subpoena in another investigation of the company, according a court document. Bradley Birkenfeld, who received more than $100 million for being a whistleblower but also served 30 months in prison in the U.S. case, has ...
27, Mar 2015 - U.S. top court agrees to review Florida death sentence process
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider an appeal filed by a convicted murderer serving on Florida's death row claiming the state's sentencing process in capital cases violates the U.S. Constitution. Timothy Hurst, who his lawyers say is mentally disabled, was sentenced to death for the 1998 murder of a manager at a Popeye's Fried Chicken ...
27, Mar 2015 - Ex-Corrections Officer At D.C. Jail Sentenced For Bribery
A former corrections officer has been sentenced to more than 2 years in prison for taking bribes to smuggle contraband into a Washington jail.
27, Mar 2015 - N.J. Supreme Court strikes down part of bias-intimidation law
The decision could have an impact in the appeal of the bias intimidation conviction that followed the death of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University student from Ridgewood who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. Clementi committed suicide after his roommate Dharun Ravi used a webcam to spy on his encounter with a man. Ravi was convicted of bias intimidation and invading ...
27, Mar 2015 - Kamala Harris seeks to block 'kill the gays' ballot move in US
Washington, March 27 (IANS) California' Indian-American Attorney General Kamala Harris has asked a state court to allow her to block a planned controversial move to put before voters a measure authorising the killing of gays and lesbians. Calling the proposed "Sodomite Suppression Act" patently unconstitutional and utterly reprehensible, Harris filed a request with the Superior Court in ...
27, Mar 2015 - McGlinchey Stafford Welcomes Tax Attorney Kathryn Pittman
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that Kathryn Pittman has joined the firm. Pittman is an Associate in the firm’s Tax section, resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office
27, Mar 2015 - Ronald Machen to step down after 5 years as DC's US Attorney; prosecuted terrorism, corruption
WASHINGTON — The U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia will step down after five years on the job to return to private practice, he announced Monday, leaving behind a record of prosecutions for terrorism, public corruption and violent crime.
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