In Washington, grandparents have not had a right to visits with their grandchildren over the objection of fit parents. Now, grandparents do not have such rights even if the children have non-parental custodians. Read the full article . . .
Healthcare insurance companies negotiate contract discounts with healthcare providers. High-deductible health insurance policies—attractive because of their low premiums—require policy-holders to pay for all of their normal healthcare. So the benefit of these policies largely comes from the negotiated contract discount. Unfortunately, we have no way of determining what rates each insurance company has negotiated. Read the full article . . .
Advancing technology has made it possible for ordinary persons to purchase and operate small, unmanned aircraft, often with video cameras. These “drones” have been controversial. What is the state of the law as it applies to small drones? Read the full article . . .
Super PACs are a new type of political action committee to which wealthy individuals and organizations can contribute unlimited money, and which can spend unlimited money to elect or defeat any candidate. This article explains how Super PACs came to be and how difficult limiting them will be. Read the full article . . .
A DV/SAS representative told me that she did not believe I understood the domestic violence problem based on my advocacy for an alleged domestic violence perpetrator. Her belief is based on a misunderstanding of my role as an attorney, a role very important to our system of justice. Read the full article . . .
An influential Orcas Island resident criticized attorneys for advising their young clients to plead “not guilty” at their arraignments for minor in possession of alcohol. This criticism erodes important rights we all have. Read the full article . . .