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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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18, Dec 2014 - Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud
FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell speaks in Washington. Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard, earning $181,000 for claiming to have steered 119 potential recruits to join the military.
18, Dec 2014 - Special Report: Elite law firms spin gold from getting cases before Supreme Court
By John Shiffman, Janet Roberts and Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On a March morning in 2011, lawyer Ted Boutrous approached the lectern at the U.S. Supreme Court. Boutrous represented the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart , in one of the most anticipated business cases in years. If the women prevailed, Wal-Mart stood to lose tens of billions of dollars. Yet before Boutrous even began ...
18, Dec 2014 - D.C. Mayor, Civil Rights Leader and Comeback Wonder Beset by Scandals
Marion Barry, the civil-rights leader who became a polarizing political figure during two spans as mayor of Washington, D.C., separated by a prison sentence for drug possession, has died. He was 78. He ...
18, Dec 2014 - Special Report: In ever-clubbier bar, eight men emerge as Supreme Court confidants
By Janet Roberts, Joan Biskupic and John Shiffman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 30 seconds into an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall, lawyer Paul Clement was interrupted by a question. It came from Justice Elena Kagan, and it cut to the heart of his case. The exchange illustrates the familiarity that distinguishes a handful of lawyers from more than a thousand other attorneys who ...
18, Dec 2014 - Grant, WA President Obama Grants Commutations and Pardons
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Barack Obama granted clemency to twenty individuals, consisting of eight commutations and twelve pardons. The President granted commutations of sentence to the following eight individuals : Sidney Earl Johnson, Jr. – Mobile, AL Offense:   Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine ...
18, Dec 2014 - Greenberg’s AIG Suit in Hands of Judge Unfazed by Stars
U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Thomas Wheeler exits the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Oct. 6. Wheeler is seen by those who know him as unfazed by the heavyweights who were called as witnesses during the AIG trial.
18, Dec 2014 - Sue Rahr named to Obama task force on policing
Sue Rahr, the executive director of the Washington State Criminal  Justice Training Commission, was named Thursday to President Obama’s task force on building trust between police and communities throughout the country.
18, Dec 2014 - U.S. to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, open Havana embassy
WASHINGTON — The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century after the release of an American contractor held in prison for five years, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
18, Dec 2014 - LAUREL THOMPSON
Probate Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF WASHINGTON TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 82-PR-14-5936 In Re: Estate of Laurel Dean Thompson, a/k/a Larry D. Thompson, Decedent. Notice is given that an Application for Informal Appointment of Co-Personal Representatives ...
18, Dec 2014 - Lincoln, WA Jail health care under more scrutiny
Washington County seeks tighter rules in contract bidding Washington County is ratcheting down costs and imposing stricter rules on health care contracting at its jail, after a recent audit revealed staffing shortages from its medical contractor and a lack of oversight from the county. A new Request for Proposal for jail health ...
18, Dec 2014 - Marion Barry, ex-scandal-plagued Washington, D.C., mayor, dies at 78
Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early Sunday at age 78.
18, Dec 2014 - Obama grants first commutations under new clemency program
By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Americans serving time for drug offenses will be allowed to leave prison ahead of schedule next year, making them the first inmates to earn reduced sentences through a broad clemency program announced by the Obama administration earlier this year. President Barack Obama on Wednesday granted the commutations to men and women from Alabama, Virginia ...
18, Dec 2014 - Gassia Apkarian appointed as Orange County Superior Court Judge
Apkarian served as special assistant to the ambassador at the embassy of Armenia in Washington, D.C from 1996 to 1997.
18, Dec 2014 - American Alan Gross released from Cuba after 5 years in prison
Alan Gross spent five years wasting away in a Cuban prison, losing hope that he would ever be free and at one point apparently contemplating suicide. He dropped more than 100 pounds, developed hip problems and lost most of the vision in one eye. On Wednesday, the 65-year-old American returned to Washington a free man.
18, Dec 2014 - Pierce, WA Steven Powell ordered to serve more jail time for violating court order
A Washington judge has found that the father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell is in violation of a court order for...
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