Compass for 3/06/21

In a narrow 5-4 ruling, the Washington State Supreme Court recently declared the state’s felony drug possession law unconstitutional because it did not require proof that the accused knowingly or intentionally possessed the drugs. This week on the Compass, we talk with Jefferson County Prosecutor James Kennedy and then with Public Defender Richard Davies about the effects of the ruling, and for their opinions on how replacement legislation should differ from the rejected law, or if there should even be a replacement.