Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Henry Rawson wants time to review late-minute pleadings
May 28, 2020
OKANOGAN — A lawsuit filed Friday in Douglas County against Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order was continued to 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, in Okanogan County Superior Court this morning.
The case was moved to Okanogan County because Douglas County commissioners are among the plaintiffs in the suit.
Assistant Attorney General Zachary Jones contended Inslee’s stay-at-home order was issued in Thurston County and therefore should be heard in a Thurston County courtroom.
Jones claimed Inslee’s “action arose” in Thurston County.
Joel Ard, attorney for the plaintiffs, said the case should be heard locally because the actions of Inslee have had a direct impact on residents in Douglas County.
“Some part of the action arose in Douglas County, because some part of the harm is felt in…
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