Prosecutor claims judges went behind his back in lawsuit - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Prosecutor claims judges went behind his back in lawsuit

Posted: Updated:
PASCO, Wash. -

A rarely seen lawsuit is headed to the Washington State Supreme Court.
  
The Tri-City Herald reports Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant, in an appeal filed Friday, asks the state's highest court to review whether seven Superior Court judges violated due process in their paperless records suit against the county clerk.
  
The dispute arose after Sant revoked the special deputy prosecutor status of W. Dale Kamerrer, who was representing the judges, after it appeared the case was resolved.
  
The same day, all seven judges signed an administrative order reappointing Kamerrer to be a special deputy prosecutor and ordering the county to pay his fees.
  
There was no public hearing and Sant says he was not notified of the order.
  
Sant and case law suggest the elected prosecutor is responsible for appointing special deputy prosecutors
  
___
  
Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Suspect identified in fatal downtown Spokane shooting

    Suspect identified in fatal downtown Spokane shooting

    Thursday, October 18 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-10-18 18:45:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police Department SWAT Team officers took a homicide suspect into custody following an afternoon shooting in downtown Spokane. That suspect was identified as 27-year-old Joel C. Taitch. He was found blocks away from the crime scene and booked for 2nd degree murder. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police Department SWAT Team officers took a homicide suspect into custody following an afternoon shooting in downtown Spokane. That suspect was identified as 27-year-old Joel C. Taitch. He was found blocks away from the crime scene and booked for 2nd degree murder. 

    >>
  • Spokane dealing with blue ash aphid invasion

    Spokane dealing with blue ash aphid invasion

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-10-18 01:43:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Feel like you have to keep swatting bugs away when you've been walking outside this week? What you might be calling gnats, are really blue ash aphids. And right now they are more active than ever, because it's mating season. KHQ met a couple who noticed the blue ash aphids right when they started their walk in the park. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Feel like you have to keep swatting bugs away when you've been walking outside this week? What you might be calling gnats, are really blue ash aphids. And right now they are more active than ever, because it's mating season. KHQ met a couple who noticed the blue ash aphids right when they started their walk in the park. 

    >>
  • UPDATE: Texas police say woman who dropped child on doorstep and left was at the wrong house

    UPDATE: Texas police say woman who dropped child on doorstep and left was at the wrong house

    Thursday, October 18 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-10-18 20:37:08 GMT

    SPRING, Texas - Authorities near Houston are trying to identify a woman who abandoned a toddler on a stranger's doorstep. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says a video doorbell captured the woman running up to the door of the home in Spring dragging the boy by his arm, ringing the doorbell and knocking several times.

    >>

    SPRING, Texas - Authorities near Houston are trying to identify a woman who abandoned a toddler on a stranger's doorstep. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says a video doorbell captured the woman running up to the door of the home in Spring dragging the boy by his arm, ringing the doorbell and knocking several times.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Death penalty sought against man in Boise mass stabbing case

    Death penalty sought against man in Boise mass stabbing case

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-10-19 00:46:10 GMT

    Prosecutors in southwestern Idaho say they'll pursue the death penalty against a man accused of killing a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex. The Ada County Prosecutor's Office in a decision announced Thursday says pursuing the death penalty against 30-year-old Timmy Kinner is appropriate.  

    >>

    Prosecutors in southwestern Idaho say they'll pursue the death penalty against a man accused of killing a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex. The Ada County Prosecutor's Office in a decision announced Thursday says pursuing the death penalty against 30-year-old Timmy Kinner is appropriate.  

    >>
  • Trump back in Montana to campaign against Democratic senator

    Trump back in Montana to campaign against Democratic senator

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-10-19 00:43:25 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - President Donald Trump is in Montana to boost GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, who is running against a Democratic incumbent the president says has been a "disaster for Montana."    Trump is holding a rally Thursday evening in Missoula to campaign against Sen. Jon Tester.

    >>

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - President Donald Trump is in Montana to boost GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, who is running against a Democratic incumbent the president says has been a "disaster for Montana."    Trump is holding a rally Thursday evening in Missoula to campaign against Sen. Jon Tester.

    >>
  • Spokane Wishing Star volunteer has dying wish of her own

    Spokane Wishing Star volunteer has dying wish of her own

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-10-19 00:21:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman who has devoted the final years of her life to making blankets for the families the Wishing Star Foundation helps, now has a final wish of her own. Patricia Basler's daughter Gina reached out to Wishing Star's Executive Director Dan Curley. The Wishing Star so graciously helps makes the dreams and wishes of people from ages three to 21 come true, but Patricia's age far exceeds their guidelines.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman who has devoted the final years of her life to making blankets for the families the Wishing Star Foundation helps, now has a final wish of her own. Patricia Basler's daughter Gina reached out to Wishing Star's Executive Director Dan Curley. The Wishing Star so graciously helps makes the dreams and wishes of people from ages three to 21 come true, but Patricia's age far exceeds their guidelines.

    >>