King County fine not big enough (updated)

According to the Washington State Supreme Court, a fine of $124,000 levied against King County for taking four years to give some records to Armen Yousoufian under the Washington Public Records Act wasn’t enough to teach the recalcitrant county a lesson, so they have ordered the lower court to assess a larger fine.

Reference:

Bigger fine for King County’s withholding of records.

By the way, that useful but short story is in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer so let’s all cross our fingers that this fine and honorable paper stays alive.

Side note: The decision was written by Richard Sanders, one of our more interesting state supreme court justices. He’s the judge who stood up at a Federalist Society meeting a few months ago when AG Michael Mukasey was speaking and yelled out “tyrant”.

Text of Yousoufian v. Sims.

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