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Tag: Court of Appeals


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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Two judicial campaign forums on tap this week

Two forums on judicial races are scheduled this week in Lakewood and Lacey. The first is tonight for Supreme Court candidates running for the court’s position 9. The event is co-sponsored by the Freedom Foundation and the Washington Coalition for Open Government, and it is expected to air on the TVW public affairs network on Friday.

Candidates Bruce Hillyer of Seattle, Sheryl Gordon McCloud of Seattle, Richard B. Sanders of Vashon and John Ladenburg of Tacoma are expected to attend, according to the foundation. Mike Bay, vice president for programming at TVW, said the footage should be

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