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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, Sep 2014 - Seattle, WA Contempt ruling ups ante in fight to fund public schools
The Washington Supreme Court has held the state Legislature in contempt for failing to obey a court order — specifically a requirement to come up with a detailed plan to provide more funding for public education.
18, Sep 2014 - Child-porn conviction is tossed: Navy surveillance is blamed
Navy criminal investigators repeatedly and routinely peeked into the computers of private citizens in Washington state and elsewhere, a violation of the law so “massive” and egregious that an appeals court says it has no choice but to throw out the evidence against an Algona, Wash., man sentenced to 18 years in prison for distribution of child pornography.
18, Sep 2014 - Wilkins sworn in as US Appeals Court judge
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge who was the plaintiff in a landmark Maryland racial-profiling case has been sworn in as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
18, Sep 2014 - D.C. man convicted in Takoma Park heist case -- Gazette.Net
A Washington, D.C., man was convicted in federal court Friday of conspiracy, robbery, carjacking and gun charges stemming from an armored truck heist in Takoma Park in 2012.
18, Sep 2014 - Seattle, WA High court grants stay on psychiatric boarding ban
SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington Supreme Court on Friday unanimously agreed to give the state more time to find beds in psychiatric hospitals for mentally ill patients who have been involuntarily committed because they were a danger to themselves or others. The justices banned the practice called "psychiatric ...
18, Sep 2014 - Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison Friday for his role in a major trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the Bakken oil fields of the Northern Plains.
18, Sep 2014 - Report: Oregon faces one of the worst juvenile crime problems in the nation
Should teen offenders be let out on field trips? The Washington County teen accused of raping a woman outside Autzen Stadium last weekend was participating in a program that stresses alternatives to putting juvenile offenders under lock and key. But the On Your Side Investigators uncovered reports that show such alternatives have been called into question.
18, Sep 2014 - King, WA Art by prison inmates displayed in Rockville
Paintings by former and current inmates in the Washington, D.C., prison system that express the challenges of confinement are on display through November at Ingleside at King Farm, 701 King Farm Blvd., Rockville.
18, Sep 2014 - U.S. Ex-Contractor Indicted For Exporting Military Blueprints To India
WASHINGTON: A former U.S. defence contractor, owner of two New Jersey-based firms, has been indicted by a U.S. court on charges of illegally exporting to India blueprints of the hi-tech military equipment and their parts.
18, Sep 2014 - Switching Sides
California Deputy Attorney General Benjamin Diehl's job was to prosecute banks for defrauding the public. Now he works for them. by Darwin BondGraham It's a familiar story in Washington, DC: Government lawyers who are supposed to zealously protect the public from Wall Street's sophisticated frauds gain inside knowledge and connections while employed by the Department of Justice, the Securities ...
18, Sep 2014 - Judge: ATF to pay $173K to ex-agent
Judge Francis M. Allegra of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., awarded retired agent Jay Dobyns of Tucson $173,000 for emotional stress caused by ATF.                
18, Sep 2014 - Brown due back in DC court
WASHINGTON (AP) Singer Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case that dates to October 2013....
18, Sep 2014 - Why VirnetX (VHC) Stock Plummeted to a One-Year Low Today
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares ofaVirnetXa plummeted to a 52-week low of $4.18 on Thursday afteraGilford Securitiesadowngradedaits rating on the stock to "neutral" from "buy." Earlier this week, an appeals court threw out a $368 million jury awardafor VirnetX's patent infringement case against Applea . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court in Washington said erroneous instructions ...
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Leisha Kelsey from West Jordan, Utah, Phillip Roberts from Kingsport, Tennessee, and Matthew Buckley from Washington, D.C., were each named grand prize winners and awarded $5,000 in the Scotch Make Amazing Contest. Scotch Brand from 3M and contest judge Brit Morin – maker, CEO and founder of Brit + Co.
18, Sep 2014 - Law broken in Bergdahl hostage deal, GAO finds
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an Afghanistan war prisoner for five years, for five Taliban leaders, ...
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