State v. Blake state Supreme Court decision signifacantly impacts King County Superior Court workload
Cross-posted from King County Superior Court
In February 2021, the Washington State Supreme Court made a decision that will be felt by people and institutions across Washington for years to come. The court decided, in State v. Blake, that the state law on drug possession was flawed, and as a result, convictions for drug possession charges across Washington must be vacated, and fines or fees paid by defendants must be refunded.
For King County Superior Court and the Department of Judicial Administration, it meant that a huge and highly consequential body of work appeared almost overnight. Read the story here.