2018 Press Coverage

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

4/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

4/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

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?

4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

Is Amazon really skirting antitrust law?

4/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

Review: Is Law Political?

3/28/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

3/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

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

3/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

Indigent Defendants Denied Counsel, Speedy Trials in 10 Counties

3/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

3/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

Judge rules Seattle homeless man's truck is a home

3/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

Legal Scholar: Sliver of Hope for Labor After Janus Hearing

2/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

2/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

Think-Tank Workers Think About Joining Union

2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

2/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

Chief Leschi lives on 160 years after his execution

2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

How minor offenses feed overcrowding at Houston youth jail

2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

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'

1/25/2018 12:00:00 AM

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.

1/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

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

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

1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

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