Washington Law Review


Tim J. Filer


This Comment analyzes current Washington law on the scope of judicial review, and compares it to recently proposed revisions to the Washington Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Part I discusses the doctrine surrounding the review of agency actions by Washington courts. Part II examines Washington case law and identifies several elements that determine the intensity with which the court will examine a particular agency action, regardless of the doctrinally prescribed deference. Part III compares and discusses the proposed revisions to the Washington APA. While based primarily on the latest Model State APA, 6 the proposed revisions contain some significant variations. The Comment concludes that the proposed revisions are a necessary step forward and should be adopted by the Washington legislature.

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