The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government....After 2-1/4 centuries, word of the U.S. Constitution's idea of co-equal branches of government seems not to have gotten to the Pacific Northwest;
When citizens or companies disregard court orders or decorum, judges aren’t shy about sanctioning them.
But the Washington Supreme Court could make history if it finds the entire state Legislature in contempt for not making enough progress toward fully funding public education.
The court will hold a special hearing Wednesday to hear arguments about whether it should do so.
In 2012, the justices found Washington’s education system was not properly funded, ruling that lawmakers were violating the constitutional rights of the state’s one million school children. They gave lawmakers until 2018 to come up with billions of dollars of additional money.Government by judicial fiat!