The Washington Supreme Court recently upheld an appellate court's decision that the City of Bothell assumed responsibility for maintaining a drainage pipe installed in a residential subdivision in Snohomish County. The Court concluded that the only reasonable interpretation of the plat is that the City assumed responsibility to maintain that pipe. My previous post about this case in 2013 is here.
Sometimes the Court includes a choice quote or two in its opinions. This opinion features this response to the City's attempt to raise a constitutional argument: "Naked castings into the constitutional sea are not sufficient to command judicial consideration and discussion."