Washington Law Review


The purpose of this article is to investigate to what extent administrative determinations in the State of Washington may be judicially reviewed by use of the extraordinary writs. These writs include certiorari, mandamus, quo warranto, injunction, prohibition, and habeas corpus. Statutory appeal is allowed from many state agencies, and its scope will be discussed with care. Consideration will also be given to the distinction between direct and collateral attacks upon administrative proceedings. No conclusion will be drawn as to whether or not the tendency to set up boards and commissions is to be deplored. But light should be thrown on the question whether or not there exist adequate procedures in Washington to secure court review of erroneous, arbitrary, or fraudulent administrative determinations.

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