Daily Decisions: Wanna Appeal a Fine? There’s a Fee for That

John Morrison was hit with a bunch of Department of Labor & Industries citations for violations of the state electrical laws. He wanted to appeal, so he did. But he didn’t pay the $200 filing fee for such appeals. Why not? Well, Morrison thought the fee was unconstitutional because the “pay to appeal” procedure deprived him of property (his money!) without due process. Continue reading


Daily Decisions: State Sends Notice to Woman’s Home Because It Knows She Doesn’t Live There

If you’re into procedural due process, Goldberg v. KellyMullane v. Cent. Hanover Bank & Trust, and depressing fact patterns, then Speelman v. Bellingham Housing Authority (Division 1, April 9, 2012), is a case for you. Continue reading