High time for court to decide tax case

TumwaterJanuary 25, 2013 

Congratulations to The Olympian for its excellent editorial (“Lawmakers sorely need ruling”).

It was critical of the state Supreme Court for failing to act upon a key case before it. Regardless of what side of this issue one supports, The Olympian is correct in suggesting that it is well past time the court took action with so much at stake.

The judicial branch of government is far too insulated from the real world. It bears no responsibility at all for the consequences of its actions or inaction. With the Legislature convening and highly important budgetary and tax decisions to be made, the time for action by the court is well past due.

Clothed in black robes and with processes little understood by the public, they decide what they will do and when they will do it. The court seems to feel no connection with, or responsibility to, the real world.

It’s well past time the court joined the real world. The editorial criticism was well justified. Stay On ‘Em.

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