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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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16, Apr 2014 - No bills yet from Christie's bridge traffic lawyers
TRENTON - New Jersey's top law enforcement official couldn't say Tuesday how much state taxpayers are paying in legal bills to investigate September's lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. He hasn't received any bills from the law firm retained by Gov. Christie's office.
15, Apr 2014 - Grant, WA Former U.S. Marine Hekmati retried, convicted in Iran - report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian-American Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine whose previous death sentence in Iran on espionage charges was overturned, has been secretly retried, convicted of collaborating with the U.S. government and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the New York Times reported on Friday, quoting his lawyer.
15, Apr 2014 - Grant, WA American imprisoned in Cuba starts hunger strike
  • Has been in prison for four years for illegally setting up Internet access • Protesting treatment by both Cuban and US governments • Was a subcontractor for USAID at time of arrest     WASHINGTON — An American man who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after being caught illegally setting up Internet on the island is on a hunger strike, according to a statement released by ...
15, Apr 2014 - Indian priest faces deportation for molestation in US
Washington, April 5 (IANS) An Indian-American priest who admitted to fondling a girl while attending dinner at her grandmother's home in Minnesota has been sentenced to 25 years of supervised probation, according to media reports. Father Leo Charles Koppala pleaded guilty March 17 to criminal sexual conduct charges involving a minor child and is likely to be deported to India, according to local ...
15, Apr 2014 - Castor hosts same-sex wedding at congressional office
Tampa federal Judge Susan Bucklew was in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to perform a wedding.
15, Apr 2014 - Federal appeals court upholds EPA emission standards
Washington — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
15, Apr 2014 - U.S. appeals court: Conflict minerals rule violates free speech
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down parts of a regulation that forces public companies to disclose if their products contain "conflict minerals" from a war-torn part of Africa, saying it violates free speech rights. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit marks a partial victory for the three business groups ...
15, Apr 2014 - Injunction lifted on Boston Scientific catheter product
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday lifted a preliminary injunction on Boston Scientific Corp's catheter product Guidezilla that had been issued by a lower court as part of a patent fight with Vascular Solutions Inc. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which specializes in patent appeals, said, "There are too many unresolved issues at this stage of the case" to ...
15, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court justices appear divided on birth control issue
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed divided today over whether employers’ religious beliefs can free them from a part of the new health care law that requires that they provide coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge
15, Apr 2014 - Court upholds EPA emission standards - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
15, Apr 2014 - Grain News
Washington, DC—Pursuant to a federal court consent Order obtained by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) against MF Global Inc. (MF Global) , the Trustee for MF Global has announced that the company will now begin making final distributions to its customers to satisfy its obligation of full restitution for $1.212 billion in losses sustained by customers of MF Global when the ...
15, Apr 2014 - Obama commutes sentence made longer by typo
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used the unique power of the nation's highest office Tuesday to correct a typo. The error was made in a report used to sentence convicted drug dealer Ceasar Cantu of Katy, Texas, and resulted in 3 1/2 extra years being added to his prison term. Obama took the extraordinary step of commuting Cantu's sentence from 15 years to 11 1/2 years. It's only the 10th ...
15, Apr 2014 - Native American Group asks OAS to Help With Land Claim
A Native American group says it is asking the Organization of American States to charge the United States with human rights violations. Leaders of the Onondaga Indian Nation met Tuesday in Washington to petition the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, saying U.S. courts have violated the group's rights by refusing to hear its claim to 2.5 million acres in the eastern state of New York ...
15, Apr 2014 - Man who disrupted Supreme Court gets time served - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
WASHINGTON (AP) - A demonstrator who interrupted U.S. Supreme Court arguments in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, in a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served.
15, Apr 2014 - Wash. judges block release of sex-offender info
A woman from south-central Washington said she's not giving up her court fight after judges in three counties blocked the release of information about low-level sex offenders under the state's Public Records Act.
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