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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Editorial on Soter

Yet another paper writes a stinging editorial against the Soter decision.

Addressing the concurrence by Justices Madsen and Fairhurst saying it's up to the Legislature to prevent agency-initiated suits against requestors, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin writes:

"Justices Barbara Madsen and Mary Fairhurst tried to shift the blame and say it is up to the Legislature, not the courts, to deal with this. Nice try. On many issues this would be a valid point, but the justices are there because they are supposed to have good judgment and are able to make reasoned decisions. This ruling fails that standard."