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Washington State Attorney General Ferguson Recounts Suit Against Trump Administration

Washington State Attorney General Ferguson Recounts Suit Against Trump Administration

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018

On Friday, April 13, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited Whitman to give a speech open to the public. Students, faculty, staff and Walla Walla community members gathered in Olin Auditorium that morning to hear Ferguson’s talk, titled “Challenging the President.” Ferguson has successfully f...

Capital Punishment on Trial

Capital Punishment on Trial

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017

Around ten o'clock on the night of January 4, 1993, Timothy Kaufman-Osborn stood outside the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. A little after midnight on January 5, Westley Allan Dodd would face the death penalty on three counts of aggravated first-degree murder. Not only would Dodd's execution be the first in Washington State in 27 years, but it would also be the first legal hanging in the US since 1965.

Federal Judge who blocked Trump’s immigration ban a Whitman alum

Federal Judge who blocked Trump’s immigration ban a Whitman alum

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

February 8, 2017

The Federal Judge who temporarily blocked President’s Trump’s controversial immigration ban is a Whitman graduate, with deep ties to the Whitman community. Judge James Robart ‘69 made international news last week for his ruling on a lawsuit filed by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Judge Robart served on the Board of Trustees from 1999-2012 and was Chair of the ...

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