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Supreme Court will hear Goldmark-McKenna dispute

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on July 12, 2010 at 4:00 pm with No Comments »
July 12, 2010 4:00 pm

The state Supreme Court will intervene in a dispute between two state elected officials.

Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark asked the court to force Attorney General Rob McKenna to continue representing him in a legal case. Goldmark wants McKenna to appeal a judge’s ruling that an Okanogan County utility district can condemn state land to build a power line.

On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, setting oral arguments for Nov. 18. Goldmark’s office announced the decision today.

McKenna is filing the appeal with plans to drop it if the Supreme Court lets him, so it looks like even if he wins, he’ll have spent months more working on Goldmark’s behalf.

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