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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 http://www.courts.wa.gov/newsinfo/publication/?fa=newsinfo_publication.recordsRequest. 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 http://www.courts.wa.gov/court_dir/courtdirectory.pdf.
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24, Apr 2014 - Grant, WA Justice Department announces clemency guidelines for drug offenders
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced a new initiative Wednesday to encourage nonviolent prisoners who have served at least 10 years to apply for what is expected to be a large-scale grant of clemency in President Obama ’s waning years …
24, Apr 2014 - Army general upholds Chelsea Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence in WikiLeaks case
An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday. The approval by Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, commander of the Military District of Washington, clears the way for an automatic appeal to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals. Manning's ...
24, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court throws out $3.4M award to child porn victim
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet.
24, Apr 2014 - US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections. The State Department didn't say how much longer agencies will have to weigh in but cited a recent decision by a Nebraska judge ...
24, Apr 2014 - Florida family of Navy Yard shooting victim files suit
The Florida family of a woman slain during the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Hillsborough County Court.   
24, Apr 2014 - Career criminal gets 20 years for NW robbery spree
A federal judge in Portland has sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for the robberies of four banks and two motels in Oregon and Washington.
24, Apr 2014 - Cardinals player to be sentenced for assault plea
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for his guilty plea to a charge that he assaulted a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter.
24, Apr 2014 - Obama administration delays Keystone XL pipeline decision
Deliberations on the $5.3-billion project are almost certainly now postponed until after the November midterm election. A Nebraska state court decision invalidated part of the pipeline route. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, citing a Nebraska state court decision that invalidated part of the project ...
24, Apr 2014 - King, WA Man sentenced for 1996 murder in Washington
A Victor man who pleaded guilty to the 1996 murder of a Seattle-area mother will spend less than 3 1/2 years in prison for the crime.
24, Apr 2014 - AP Top News at 9:44 p.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday.
24, Apr 2014 - Snohomish, WA Washington to pay $9M to tortured, abused siblings
Lawyers say Washington state has agreed to pay $9 million to six siblings, after the oldest brother and sister were tortured and abused by their stepfather, a previously convicted child rapist.
24, Apr 2014 - White supremacist pleads guilty in Pacific Northwest killing spree
A white supremacist convicted of killing two people and accused of killing two more during a violent road trip across the Pacific Northwest pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court in Oregon to two counts of carjacking resulting in death, his attorney said. David Joseph Pedersen, 33, is already serving a life sentence in Washington state after pleading guilty in 2012 to first-degree murder ...
24, Apr 2014 - Federal court denies SeaWorld’s appeal of safety citations after trainer’s death
WASHINGTON (CNN) — In a closely watched ruling among those who criticize the captivity of marine mammals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday denied SeaWorld’s appeal of safety citations issued by the U.S. …
24, Apr 2014 - A new player challenges Nikki Haley in South Carolina
Washington, April 23 (IANS) South Carolina's Indian American Governor Nikki Haley faces a new challenge in her re-election bid with a former judge named Tom Ervin joining the race as an independent. Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa, the 42-year-old daughter of immigrant Sikh parents from Punjab is considered one of the Republican party's "brightest stars, a dynamo fundraiser and a favourite of ...
24, Apr 2014 - Obama Administration Unveils New Clemency Program
WASHINGTON—Thousands of federal prison inmates could seek early release under details of a new, long-awaited clemency program unveiled by the Obama administration Wednesday. The effort is part of a broader push by the administration and some in Congress to roll back the most punitive sentencing practices that were largely developed in the 1980s as a reaction to the crack-cocaine epidemic and a ...
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