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Tag: John Erlick


Here’s an abridged version of Judge Erlick’s 100-page decision in McCleary V. State

It took King County Superior Court Judge John Erlick 100 pages to lay out his reasoning and ruling in the legal challenge to the ways and means of state education funding.

Here is one version of the most-important 1,600 words from McCleary v. State of Washington. It’s not short, but then it’s not 100-pages either.

During the trial, the State cross-examined many of the Petitioners’ education witnesses as to whether they would prioritize education at the expense of other worthy causes and services, such as health care, nutrition services, and transportation needs. But this is not the prerogative of these witnesses – or even of the Legislature – that decision has been mandated by our State Constitution. Read more »