After the recent Washington Supreme Court ruling that said public charter schools were unconstitutional, my family was devastated. Thank you to the bipartisan group of elected officials – Senators Braun, Fain, Hobbs, Litzow and Mullet and Representatives Clibborn, Magendanz, Pettigrew, Smith and Springer – for standing up for my family by asking the Court to […]
Yu sworn in
Mary I. Yu was sworn in the Washington Supreme Court ceremony for the administration of oath of office as a Justice on January 12. The ceremony took place at the Temple of Justice Courtroom, Olympia. She is serving as State Supreme Court Justice. (end)
Jayapal and Yu to be inaugurated
Pramila Jayapal will be sworn in as the next Washington State Senator representing the 37th Legislative District January 12. She will be Ranking Member on the newly established Government Accountability and Reform committee, as well as serving on the Transportation and Healthcare committees.
Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.
Portrait lauds Hon. Smith
On May 20, after Judge Mary Yu was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court in Olympia, the Hon. Charles Z. Smith was honored with unveiling of his portrait by painter Alfredo Arreguin.
EDITORIAL: What? There’s an Asian American history?
This week, The Princetonian, the newspaper of Princeton University, reported that the school has hired its first professor in Asian American history. Class begins in 2015. The most newsworthy aspect to this story is that until now this Ivy League school didn’t offer Asian American history. Princeton is late to the party, but it is […]
Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.
EDITORIAL: Washington needs a Court of multitudes
A cursory investigation into the depth of color on the Washington State Supreme Court reveals very little pigment. From 1988 to 2003, there was Charles Z. Smith, son of an African American mother and Cuban father.
COMMENTARY: On a funded and independent Northwest Defenders
By Donald Mukai For the Northwest Asian Weekly A picture of my mother hangs on the wall at Northwest Defenders Association. She is carrying a small suitcase and walking with her younger sister, who smiles at the camera. Next to their picture is the “Order of Civilian Exclusion,” telling citizens of Japanese ancestry, like my […]