2018 Press Coverage

What the Supreme Court decision means for workers — especially if you work at a private company

May 22, 2018

Professor Charlotte Garden says many worker claims are too small to fight in court individually.

Supreme Court Issues "Disaster" Ruling for Workers — What Can Washington Do About It?

May 21, 2018

Professor Charlotte Garden says low-wage workers will be especially hurt by the court ruling.

Pay-Hungry Uber Drivers Hobbled by High Court Arbitration Ruling

May 21, 2018

Professor Charlotte Garden says a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling is bad news for Uber drivers and their class action suit.

VIDEO: Genealogy sites lead to suspect

April 27, 2018

VIDEO: Genealogy sites lead to suspect

Seattle law-school grad’s bright future outshines her rough past, state high court says

April 05, 2018

The state Supreme Court, in a moving and powerful decision issued Thursday, has laid out its thinking in allowing a woman with a troubled history of drugs and crime to become a lawyer.

WA Supreme Court: Criminal History Can't Automatically Bar Someone From Becoming a Lawyer

April 05, 2018

The Washington Supreme Court says that if you once struggled with substance abuse problems you aren't automatically disqualified from taking the bar.

Is Amazon Evil and Am I Evil for Using It?

April 03, 2018

SU Law Associate Professor Charlotte Garden discusses the pros and cons of Amazon in society.

Is Amazon really skirting antitrust law?

April 02, 2018

Professor John Kirkwood says President Trump doesn't have a substantive antitrust case against Amazon.

Review: Is Law Political?

March 28, 2018

Professor David Skover's co-authored book, "The Judge," is the subject of an essay by a Madras, India, high court advocate.

Trump Administration Fights Effort to Unionize Uber Drivers

March 26, 2018

Professor Charlotte Garden outlines advantages of Seattle's driver unionization ordinance.

ACLU, Professors, Others Defend DACA Injunction At 9th Circ.

March 21, 2018

Our Korematsu Center files an amicus brief in support of DACA in federal court.

Indigent Defendants Denied Counsel, Speedy Trials in 10 Counties

March 19, 2018

Professor Robert Boruchowitz of The Defender Initiative helped with research for a report mentioned in this story.

Monsanto's Cancer Fight Judge Pictures Weed Killer Showers

March 13, 2018

Professor Brooke Coleman explains the importance of expert witnesses in product liability litigation.

Judge rules Seattle homeless man's truck is a home

March 03, 2018

Professor Sara Rankin comments on the city's vehicle impoundment policies.

Legal Scholar: Sliver of Hope for Labor After Janus Hearing

February 26, 2018

Professor Charlotte Garden analyzes oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case about union fees.

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case With Big Significance For Public-Sector Unions

February 26, 2018

Professor Charlotte Garden explains what's at stake in Janus v. AFSCME.

Think-Tank Workers Think About Joining Union

February 21, 2018

Professor Charlotte Garden comments about how millennials are the guiding force behind the current growth in professional unions.

A Conspicuous Bike Rack Gets Seattle Talking About Its Hostile Architecture

February 15, 2018

This piece includes comments by Professor Sara Rankin on how the racks block homeless encampments.

State Senate votes to repeal death penalty in Washington state

February 14, 2018

Professor Robert Boruchowitz explains the costs of litigating death penalty cases.

Chief Leschi lives on 160 years after his execution

February 14, 2018

Reference librarian Kelly Kunsch explains the improper judicial proceedings that led to the execution of Nisqually Chief Leschi.

GrubHub drivers are independent contractors — not employees — under California law, judge rules

February 08, 2018

Professor Charlotte Garden says stricter standards in California make the win especially significant.

Seattle is putting fences under its bridges to keep campers out — and some say that's wrong

February 06, 2018

Professor Sara Rankin says people with places to live can't always spot "hostile architecture."

Litigation Over Seattle Law Allowing Unionization For Ride-Share Drivers Continues

February 06, 2018

Professor Charlotte Garden says judges are grappling with the new law.

How minor offenses feed overcrowding at Houston youth jail

February 02, 2018

Professor Paul Holland says overcrowding at a youth jail in Texas is a system problem, not a kid problem.

The Eminent Libertarians Who Might Save Public Sector Unions

February 02, 2018

Two legal scholars could be very influential in a pending Supreme Court case on union fees, according to Charlotte Garden.

Hyundai Class Ruling 'Gift to Corporate Defendants'

January 25, 2018

Brooke Coleman says a ruling that appears to be pro-plaintiff might actually benefit corporate defendants.

Google is being sued for discriminating against men and women. Both can't be true.

January 16, 2018

Charlotte Garden looks at conflicting claims about gender discrimination at Google.

For Homeless Seattleites, a Reprieve From the Debilitating Burden of Warrants

January 10, 2018

Sara Rankin explains that outstanding warrants lead to a "cycle of arrest, detention and default and rearrest" for people who are homeless.