ThinkProgess says the Mercer Island ordinance that Judge Martinez struck down “fits into a pattern of local legislation that imposes potentially life-altering burdens on homeless people in order to ward off minor inconveniences or uncomfortable moments for people who are more fortunate.” http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/02/19/3624409/court-blocks-law-preventing-homeless-shelter-fundraising/
This is a good piece from The Inlander on a Spokane wrongful conviction case. The judge ruled against them last week. Apparently my case on behalf of Ryan Allen in is the only victory in contested case. We got summary judgment a year ago, but the legislature has yet to pay . . .
Judge Martinez ruled in favor of my client yesterday, and today issued a written opinion granting a preliminary injunction against Mercer Island’s solicitation ordinance. You can read the opinion here: Mercer Island Order Dkt 19. As of now, the Mission can continue its work in Mercer Island. You can read a news story about the […]