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The Evolution of Tribal Law and the Janus Effect inside NWLawyer

The Supreme Court decision of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 311 is reverberating through state bars across the country. Along with the Washington Supreme Court’s “comprehensive review of the structure of the bar,” it’s easy for Washington legal professionals to wonder: How will this affect me and my work? […]

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New Law Simplifies Credentialing for Health Care Providers

Help has arrived for health care providers who are fed up with the burdens and delays of credentialing with multiple health carriers in the state of Washington. Beginning this year, a new law should address two significant problems that have long plagued the credentialing process, which is the method insurance carriers use to ensure that […]

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Happy 200th birthday, Treaty of Ghent

2015 commemorates the bicentennial of the Treaty of Ghent. Discover its history and how it continues to affect American Indian rights today. In February, the Treaty of Ghent marked its 200th birthday. The peace treaty was signed on Christmas Eve, 1814, and was ratified by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 16, 1815, ending the War of […]

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Baby Veronica: SCOTUS Rules

Review the Court’s reasoning and learn what comes next for the parties in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator. — Native American Proverb The story of 4-year-old Baby Veronica in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, 2013 WL 3184627 was lost […]

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Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: How should SCOTUS Rule?

SCOTUS explores the intersection of state adoption law and the Indian Child Welfare Act. UPDATE: On June 25, 2013, in a 5-4 opinion,  SCOTUS ruled that under these facts, ICWA did not block the adoption of Baby Girl by a non-Indian couple. Read the opinion in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.  — How is “Parent” […]

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Washington’s Marijuana Law — Sorting out the myths and facts

Learn how marijuana legalization affects DUI laws and investigations. One of the many myths surrounding the passing of Initiative 502 was that for the first time, it became illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana. Truth is, it has always been illegal to drive under the influence of any intoxicating substance, whether that is […]

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