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March 21, 2007

Washington Supreme Court Splits on General-Specific Rule

This opinion's an interesting one.  Majority in State v. Conte ___ P.3d ___ (Wash. March 15, 2007), held that criminal prosecution was not precluded even though a specific statute applied to the conduct and applied only civil penalties; dissent reached the opposite conclusion.

March 21, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink

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