Justice Is Everyone's Business


Who Has Been Told?

March 8, 2015 - Washington Coalition for Open Government: We propose "open government" solutions to the secrecy surrounding complaints about Washington judges. Suggestions sent via letter to the Washington Coalition and other open government advocates.

March 26, 2015 - Washington State Legislators: We went to Olympia, the state capital, and presented a print-out of this webpage to Washington State senators and representatives. We also presented this letter suggesting legislative reforms. Clearly indicated on both the print-out and the letter was the statement that the webpage was locked and a User ID and Password was needed for access. Many we spoke to said it was essential for the public to be fully informed of the information on our website. Their arguments could be characterized as follows: "The public must know. Having the website broadly available is necessary if we are to get the public support to pass corrective legislation." Thus we decided to unlock this web site for ease of viewing.

April 13, 2015 - Washington State Senators: We told Washington State senators that ex-mayor of Bellevue Grant Degginger should not be a member of the Public Disclosure Commission.

June 3, 2015 - Public Services Attorney: We wrote to Marc Lampson, Public Services Attorney at the King County Law Library, explaining how we'd been stripped of our rights to due process of law.  We asked for his help preparing a Complaint to federal court.

June 4, 2015: Mr. Lampson wrote back, explaining that the Law Library does not plan to implement its pro se assistance program for some months, but recommended the pro bono panel of the US District Court for the Western District of Washington.

June 7, 2015: We explained that help from the U.S. District Court is confined to those who are already involved in a case.