WA Legal Roundup - Div. 1: Penetration is more than contact; no registration of offender under repealed statute; justiciability sucks; immunex and surety go to blows; corps need attorneys
As an aside, I'm trying to play catch up here and blog during the WSAJ convention during lulls. By lull, I don't mean that I thought your topic was boring; it's that it didn't wholly apply to me so I waas only listening out of one ear. Anyhow, as I am on the iPad and don't know HTML, formatting will be...sparse State v. Weaville: Penetration means more than contact between the genitalia, and Weaville's rape conviction is overturned because of a jury instruction that tried to equate the two.
State v. Taylor: Taylor was convicted of stat rape in the 3rd, which was a felony. The statue was repealed. He was convicted of failing to register. The registration statute says that the registration is only for conviction of crimes defined as felonies under the sea. Because this statute was repealed, its no longer a felony sex offense and the is no longer a need to register. Time for some rewording perhaps.
Pasados Safe Haven v. Dep't of Agriculture: So when you aren't really seeking for a statute to be declared unconstitutional in the judgment, you can't get an advisory opinion on that. Blah blah blah justiciability. Read this if you have to get a statute taken out on something other than a summary judgment.
Nat'l Surety Corp. v. Immunex Corp.: trial court said Surety didn't have to defend on some claims, but they had to pay costs until the court made that ruling. Honestly, I don't care about the opinion, so have fun reading it.
Finally, in Cottringer v. Employment Security Dep't, Cottringer attempted to represent his corporation pro se. As we learned earlier, corporations need attorneys. If you want the benefits of a corporation, you have to bear the burden. That means hiring an attorney.