The Washington Supreme Court denied for the time being a request to unmask the off-duty Seattle police officers who took intense political heat after the fact for attending the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally in the nation’s capital. The huge rally in support of then-President Donald Trump’s claim that the election was being stolen took place as Congress began the process of officially tallying votes from the Electoral College. Some individuals entered the U.S. Capitol building, causing physical damage and halting for hours the count that eventually confirmed Joe Biden’s election as president. The unidentified law enforcement officials sued to prevent public exposure of their identities, submitting sworn declarations “credibly setting forth the bases for their fear of harm if their identities were prematurely disclosed,” they stated in a brief filed with the court on May 6. After oral argument on Nov. 9, the court unanimously ordered on Nov. 17 …


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