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Supreme Court Hearing Set for May 14, 2013

Supreme Court Hearing Set for May 14, 2013

Rekhter v. DSHS lawsuit has been scheduled for a Washington State Supreme Court hearing, set for May 14, 2013.  This will be the final chance for the State to try and reverse the $95,000,000+ judgment.  You’ll be able to watch the arguments live when they happen by logging on to  As we get closer to the date, we’ll send out a reminder email and post a link to TVW.  Comments will also be posted while it happens, on PCVA’s Facebook page (

2013 Washington Supreme Court Justices

This is the first and only time we’ll be arguing at the Washington State Supreme Court in this case. If you’re watching live, you’ll hear a lot about precedents (opinions heard in older cases that have similar issues to this case) and how they relate to this case. The overall procedure is:

– Nine Supreme Court Justices will hear arguments from each side.
– 20-30 minutes is given each side to present and rebut their case.
– The Justices will ask questions of the lawyers during the arguments.
– Rulings occur six to eighteen months after the hearing.

Be sure to set TVW as a favorite in your web browser so you can tune in and watch the arguments live on May 14.

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