Just before Christmas, the state Court of Appeals ruled that Initiative 124, which codified certain protections for hotel workers and was passed by Seattle voters in 2016, impermissibly contained more than one topic and invalidated the ordinance.
Earlier this week, the City of Seattle and UNITE HERE Local 8, the hospitality workers’ union, announced that they are appealing that ruling to the state Supreme Court.
Continue reading City and Hospitality Workers’ Union Appeal I-124 Ruling
Today a Washington State Court of Appeals threw out Initiative 124 in its entirety, holding that it unconstitutionally contains multiple unrelated topics.
Continue reading Appeals court tosses I-124
Today the Washington State Supreme Court issued an order denying a direct appeal of the challenge to the I-124 ordinance instituting protections for hotel workers.
Continue reading State Supreme court declines to hear I-124 case appeal
It’s been almost two months since my last catch-all posting on the status of the City of Seattle’s various outstanding legal battles. Stuff has happened, so it’s time for an update.
Continue reading Catching up on the city’s court cases
The City of Seattle has so many high-profile court cases underway, it’s hard to stay up to date with them all. Here’s what’s been happening recently…
Continue reading Catching up on court cases
Yesterday’s big announcements on the homeless crisis response top the news this morning.
Continue reading News roundup: homeless
Good morning! If you’re not following #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes on Twitter today, you’re missing out. My favorite: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
On to the news…
Continue reading News roundup: Uber union, district councils, police reform, and I-124