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5
Jun
Governor of Washington St...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

As a measure to help ease the economic strain of Washington State residents during the Coronavirus lockdown, Governor Jay Inslee has extended a prohibition on the garnishment of consumer debt until mid-June. From the King County Clerk’s Office: “Washington State Governor Inslee signed Proclamation 20-49.4 on May 29, 2020...

2
Jun
King County Superior Cour...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

Credible threats of violence stemming from the protests and riots taking place in downtown Seattle and elsewhere due to the death of George Floyd resulted in the emergency closure of several courthouses and court facilities in King County yesterday. From The Seattle Times: “King County Superior Court Presiding Judge...

27
May
US Supreme Court Doubtful...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

The US Supreme Court heard arguments this week whether State Electors – those individuals charged with casting a State’s Electoral Votes in Presidential elections – can defy the will of the popular vote of a state’s electorate, and vote as they please without reprisal from the State. Such Electors...

25
May
King County, WA Extends M...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

As of May 21st, King County Executive Dow Constantine has extended mandatory telecommuting for all Executive-level employees through Labor Day, September 7th, except when a physical presence is inherently unavoidable, such as in the cases of First Responders and Mission-critical employees. Otherwise, all other Executive Branch employees are bound...

12
May
Over 3,000 Court Official...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

A recent webinar on resuming court operations post-lockdown and amid the Coronavirus pandemic attracted 3,200 officials from state, federal, and international courts, all seeking guidance on how to move forward in a changed world. From the National Center for State Courts (NCSC): “At this point, there are more questions...

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