This Article will discuss (1) the politics that influenced the drafting of the judicial article (article IV) in the constitutional convention; (2) the election of the first five members of the bench and the backgrounds of those inaugural judges; (3) the particular approach toward judicial review adopted by these five jurists (activism-restraint); and (4) the personal relations among these members of the supreme court. This Article will provide a personal perspective of the first five judges and their court.
Charles H. Sheldon and Michael Stohr-Gillmore, In the Beginning: The Washington Supreme Court a Century Ago, 12 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 247 (1989).
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