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Tag: Attorney General’s Office


AG-elect Ferguson names Noah Guzzo Purcell as new state solicitor general

Attorney General-elect Bob Ferguson has picked Seattle lawyer Noah Guzzo Purcell to serve as his new solicitor general after he takes office next week. Purcell, a Seattle native, replaces Maureen Hart, who is retiring. The move is one of the few announced by Ferguson, a Democrat, as he prepares to take the place of two-term Republican Rob McKenna on Jan. 16.

Purcell is a Harvard trained lawyer from Seattle who once clerked for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter and who has provided pro bono legal help to patients in the Plan B contraceptives case – Stormans v. Selecky,

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Appeals Court sends lawsuit over BIAW money for Rossi in 2008 campaign back to trial court

A legal dispute over the Building Industry Association’s support for Dino Rossi’s gubernatorial campaign in 2008 got a bit of new life today. The state Court of Appeals handed down a split decision that orders additional judicial review in a four-year-old case that alleged improper campaign finance activities by the BIAW and its failure to register as a political action committee.

At issue is whether the BIAW needed to register as a PAC, due to its use of members’ insurance rebates to support Republican Rossi in the 2008 governor’s race. BIAW at the time was a hard-hitting political group which

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