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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Court of Appeals: Administrative Hearings Must Be Open to Public

The Washington Court of Appeals ruled that an administrative adjudicative hearing must be open to the public (unless a law allows closed proceedings). This is nothing new: RCW 34.05.449(5) requires it.