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December 01, 2010

A year without new rules?

Author: Daniel Himebaugh Washington Governor Christine Gregoire recently issued an executive order instructing state agencies to suspend non-critical rulemaking activities until January 1, 2012.  Chief among her reasons for the order: Businesses need a break from new regulation during the current economic recession. The ban on new rules is su ...

October 08, 2010

Ninth Circuit saves Washington's felon disenfranchisement law in Farrakhan v. Gregoire

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda Yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important decision in a case called Farrakhan v. Gregoire.  In Farrakhan, felons claimed that the state of Washington's felon disenfranchisement law violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, because the law results in a denial or abridgement of ...