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Whitman County Commissioners discuss Blake Decision reimbursements

COLFAX — In the Whitman County Commissioners Workshop this morning, held at 9 a.m. in the County Courthouse, Commissioners briefly spoke on the move of the state superior court, determining that those charged with possessing a controlled substance may be eligible to have a refund of any fees incurred.

Commissioner Art Swannack explained to the Gazette that when the state struck down the Blake decision in 2021 as unconstitutional, courts had to go back through and evaluate all the cases from the past.

“If someone had drug possession as the reason they were in court, they had fees that the court...


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