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Board for Judicial Administration Passes Resolution Regarding Events of September 11, 2001September 25, 2001
SEATTLE- At a monthly meeting on Friday, September 21st, the Washington State Board for Judicial Administration (BJA) unanimously approved a resolution relating to the recent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C.
Expressing sorrow to those who have lost loved ones, the resolution reaffirms the dedication of the judicial branch to our nation's founding principles of justice, fairness, due process of law, and respect for the dignity of each individual. The resolution urged members of the community to recognize that the founding principles do not include targeting or harming others in the aftermath of these tragic events, because of their race, ethnicity, place of birth, national origin, or religion.
Charged with the adoption of policies and providing leadership for the administration of justice in Washington Courts, the BJA represents the more than 400 judges presiding at four levels: the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, superior courts and courts of limited jurisdiction.
CONTACTS: Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander, BJA Chair 360-357-2029; Kitsap County District Court Judge James Riehl, BJA Member-Chair, 360-337-7033.
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