Mark Iandolo Jun. 22, 2016, 12:19pm


OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has released a statement responding to Pacifica Law Group’s Paul Lawrence, who sent a letter about the charter schools law advanced by legislature this year.

“As attorney general, it is my duty to defend the laws of the state, as enacted by the duly elected representatives of the people,” Ferguson said. “I will therefore direct my legal team to defend the state against any challenge to the charter schools statute.”

The Attorney General’s Office wrote a letter to respond to Lawrence, who represents a group of Washington taxpayers and organizations with taxpayer members that seeks to invalidate the Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6194, which deals with charter schools. Ferguson’s office noted that the office exists to defend duly enacted Washington laws. After reviewing Lawrence’s letter, it found no basis to deviate from its ordinary role and institute the proceedings that Lawrence requested.

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