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Feds allege Washington workers' comp law violations constitution

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

YAKIMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government is seeking to enjoin the implementation and declare invalid a Washington state workers' compensation law regarding the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the state.

Washington State alleges Facebook failed to maintain records related to political advertising on the site

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 27, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington State alleges that social media company Facebook has failed to maintain for public inspection documents related to political advertising.

Climate change made me do it: Activists press the 'necessity defense'

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - On Sept. 23, 2016, a group of protesters blocked a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train carrying coal in Spokane, Wash., to prevent the earth from warming up. From a scientific standpoint, the action was absurd: Stopping a single trainload of coal could hardly have any more impact on global climate change than the fluttering of a butterfly’s wings in Tanzania.

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