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Seattle News and Events | Should Washington’s Lawyers and Judges Pay a Corruption Tax

Bill Scheidler has not had many satisfying moments with lawyers, and if he gets his way, they’ll be paying through the nose because of it. Without getting into too many specifics and rehashing his past battles with Kitsap County to have his property taxes lowered because of reduced income due to an earlier than expected retirement, the 61-year-old Port Orchard man has been warring with the legal establishment for a dozen years.

“This act is necessary,” as Scheidler words Initiative 1381, “because public corruption threatens the peace and tranquility of all Washington state citizens. The cost is enormous: Life, liberty, and property are stripped from citizens under color of law; public resources are consumed when corrupt acts are litigated by courts over many years; and jury verdicts against government further penalize all citizens for the acts of a few.

Seattle News and Events | Should Washington’s Lawyers and Judges Pay a Corruption.

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