In this note, the reasoning behind the court's decision will be examined and it will be urged that, despite flaws in the analysis, the result in this case is a sound one. Discretionary municipal action which cannot be reviewed under the Washington Administrative Procedure Act but which "involves application of existing law to past or present facts for the purpose of declaring or enforcing liability... resembles the ordinary business of courts" and should be susceptible to judicial review on petition for a writ of statutory certiorari.
Administrative Law—Licensing by Municipal Bodies: A Judicial Function—Standow v. City of Spokane, 88 Wn. 2d 624, 564 P.2d 1145 (1977),
53 Wash. L. Rev.
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