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Thurston County is located at the southern tip of Peugeot Sound and contains the city of Olympia, which is both the county seat and the state capital. Thurston County was named after Samuel R. Thurston, the Oregon Territory’s first delegate to Congress.
Experienced Thurston County lawyers are available to assist you in many areas of law including bankruptcy, immigration, personal injury, tax, divorce, criminal defense, DUI, real estate, theft, and more.
The constitutionality of Washington’s death penalty system of lethal injection was recently challenged in Thurston County Superior Court. The challenge argued that the method of lethal injection was unconstitutional because there was no way to guarantee that the first drug given to the condemned inmate fully renders the prisoner unconscious. Like most other states that use lethal injection, Washington State uses a combination of three drugs to knock out, paralyze, and then kill the inmate. The challenge that is taking place in Thurston County alleges that the system is unconstitutional because it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. However, the defenders of the system argue that Washington’s system is much like Kentucky’s, which was recently upheld by the United States Supreme Court.
If your case arose in Thurston County, you will probably want to hire a lawyer who is comfortable practicing in the Thurston County Superior Court. The local attorneys regularly represent their clients in this venue and are familiar with the laws and procedures that your case must follow.
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