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Will Washington follow California’s lead in creating a digital driver’s license? Currently California has implemented a pilot program where 1.5 million authorized residents can download a CA DMV (Washington is DOL) Wallet app. There are many locations – such as the Los Angeles International Airport – that now accept mobile/ digital driver’s licenses. Since things… Continue Reading »

In November 2022, one of Washington’s Court of Appeals dropped a weapons surrender order on a Kitsap County second degree assault case involving a no contact order finding that it violated not only the defendant’s Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures but also forced him to incriminate himself.  This is so… Continue Reading »

A few weeks back U.S. News & World Report announced that it has elected to change how it ranks law schools. The decision to change came in response to some top schools announcing they were boycotting the magazine’s ranking system. Changes to the rankings system include an increased weight for school-funded fellowships, and student achievements,… Continue Reading »

Cybercrime is on the rise. Cybersecurity companies have warned that cybercrime in gaming has increased substantially since the start of the Pandemic, as cybercriminals seek to steal people’s personal information through, among other places, virtual gaming sites. Gaming software is vulnerable because developers are not hired to create secure software. They are hired to deliver… Continue Reading »

Recently, Seattle made interference with someone’s health care a crime. In short, discriminating against someone for seeking or receiving an abortion is now deemed a misdemeanor crime in Seattle. The law was enacted to further the City’s efforts to preserver reproductive rights locally after federal protections were gutted by the US Supreme Court earlier this… Continue Reading »

Seattle Community Court will now officially have one less participant, the chronic offender. As blogged about last week, the City Attorney made a formal request that the Seattle Municipal Court exclude chronic offenders from its community court track. On Monday, the seven judges that sit for the Seattle Municipal Court agreed to honor her request.… Continue Reading »

Bus lanes, bus lanes, bus lanes … avoid those bus lanes. In three Seattle corridors there will be a price to pay if one elects to enter the bus lane because there is now a new camera-enforcement program and it just may spread citywide. The cameras went live earlier this month and are located on… Continue Reading »

The City of Seattle has elected to offer hiring bonuses to prospective employees of the Seattle Police Department and 911 dispatch in order to address staffing shortage created by those employees choosing to not get vaccinated. How will the shortage and interim coverage period impact citizen safety in Seattle? That is a good question. There… Continue Reading »

Police accountability remains a very hot topic in-and-around the state and the country. One accountability method being pushed is body-worn cameras. However, one significant issue being raised is the costs of the devices. Many counties and municipalities simply can’t afford them. The Redmond City Council is weighing that very issue, as it ponders whether to… Continue Reading »

This week the Washington State Department of Corrections resumed in-person visitations at all of its facilities for spouses, parents, children and other loved ones. Approved visitors must go online to schedule their visit. Initially the visits will be limited to one hour, once per month. The purpose of this limitation is to allow as many… Continue Reading »