Also sworn in today were Owens, re-elected in November, and Justice Steven Gonzalez , re-elected after his appointment last year by outgoing Gov. Chris Gregoire. Departing the court is Justice Tom Chambers who is retiring.
TVW has the proceedings here.
The court system put out a a news release about today’s swearing in ceremonies. The ascendancy of women to a majority on the court continues a decades-long trend in Washington, and it comes on the 100th anniversary of the first women being sworn in to serve in the state Legislature, according to this blog post from the Office of Secretary of State.
For a full roster and links to short biographies of the nine justices go here.
Also this week, the Supreme Court plans a “Centennial Birthday Party” from noon to 2 p.m. Friday to mark 100 years since the Temple of Justice construction project was completed.
UPDATE: Chief Justice Madsen is scheduled to give the State of the Judiciary speech to a joint session of the state House and Senate at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23.