County pleads with McKenna over suit

MONTESANO — The Grays Harbor County commissioners are pressing Attorney General Rob McKenna to stop giving the Grays Harbor Superior Court judges a “blank check” for the judges to take “extremist legal positions” in their lawsuit against the county.

The judges allege that the commissioners have no right to cut the judicial budget, need to continue to provide courthouse security especially in the wake of the March attacks on a deputy and Superior Court Judge Dave Edwards and should build the judges a third courtroom. A Thurston County judge is set to hear arguments over the third courtroom debate next month.