Sexual Misconduct

In answers to two certified questions from a federal court, the Washington Supreme Court held that a school district can be subject to strict liability for discrimination in places of public accommodation by its employees and, under the meaning of state law protecting people from certain discriminatory practices, intentional sexual misconduct can amount to discrimination. 

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Judge’s Facebook Friendship

A circuit court improperly denied a father’s motion for reconsideration in a custody dispute, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin ruled, finding the judge’s Facebook friendship with the mother — and the timing of the friendship, content and context of their interactions on the platform, and the judge’s failure to disclose that friendship — constitutes a due process violation. 

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