UPDATE 1/8/2021 9:00 AM: Any decision in the case has not been publicly announced as of Friday morning.
UPDATE x2: The court now says there is not a timeline for issuing its opinion in the case:
From WA's Supreme Court clerk: "There will not be a Supreme Court decision/order today or likely soon in the Sawant recall case. The Court will issue its full opinion in due course…"
— David Kroman (@KromanDavid) January 8, 2021
The Sawant Solidarity campaign formed to help the District 3 council representative if the recall moves forward is girding for the court to rule against Sawant’s appeal.
Sawant’s legal team launched the appeal in October following a King County Superior Court judge’s decision that allowed the recall effort against the longest serving member of the council to move forward.
Sawant’s lawyers from Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP — “the Pacific Northwest’s largest union-side labor and employment law firm” — say the superior court erred in determining that the charges brought against Sawant were “legally and factually sufficient to support a recall.” Continue reading