The case raises state constitutional challenges to a law giving the legislature sole authority over gun regulation.
Civil Due Process
State constitutions generally protect both procedural and substantive due process rights. Many state constitutions also include rights to access the courts. State courts review a broad range of civil due process questions, including claims of inadequate procedures in civil and administrative proceedings, questions about standing and the right to a jury in civil matters, fundamental rights claims rooted in substantive due process, and claims about unfair procedures or inadequate access to justice.
The Washington Supreme Court's changing interpretation of its state "Privileges or Immunities" Clause shows how state courts can diverge from federal precedent over time.
The Colorado Supreme Court is the latest to consider whether retroactive extensions of statutes of limitations on child sexual abuse claims violate the state constitution.