Posts Tagged ‘Washington State’

  • Today in Legal History: Washington Becomes a State

    Washington State was once part of the Oregon Territory.  In 1852, settlers wrote Congress asking for a new territory called Columbia.  Congress obliged, but changed the name to Washington Territory to honor the first President.  Originally, Washington Territory included western Idaho and part of Montana. Washington Territory went through some interesting times.  For some years, […] Read more...
  • Washington Apples, the Law and other Miscellania

    It is apple harvest time in Washington and everyone knows that the apple is the official state fruit.  Did you ever wonder why?  It’s because there is a law making it so.  In fact, there is an entire chapter of the Revised Code of Washington devoted to adopting certain items as the “official” whatever:  tree, […] Read more...
  • A Case for Exempting Minors from Prosecution for Prostitution in Washington State

    The June issue of the Northwest Lawyer includes a persuasive article by Debra Boyer which argues that the criminal code should exempt minors from prosecution for prostitution offenses. The article describes state laws, policies, and reports about domestic minor sex trafficking. Read more...
  • Advocating for Washington State Forests

    The Washington Forest Law Center began in 1997 as a non-profit law firm dedicated to applying the law and the best available science practices to protect Washington’s 10 million forested acres. The WFLC provides free legal services to environmental organizations that are concerned with the protection of Washington’s forests. The Center’s director and managing attorney […] Read more...
  • The Miracle of the Internet: Forming a Corporation from your Couch

    By Jason Giesler, Law Library Intern By moving to electronic filing systems, state and federal agencies have made it much easier to start a business. People start businesses for a variety of reasons, ranging from tax planning to limiting liability. Though the internet has made starting a business quite easy, those with questions about planning […] Read more...