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Usurpers of the court

Washington’s nine Supreme Court justices seek to assume dictatorial powers over 146 duly elected legislators.

In 2009 the plaintiffs McCleary, supported by the unionized teachers and other political coalitions, sued the state of Washington, claiming the state was not spending enough money in deficient schools: buildings, textbooks, papers, HVACs, ad infinitum.

The Supreme Court ruled in their favor and ordered the Legislature to appropriate more money for education. This, despite the fact that local school districts…

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