Description: Criminal case against defendant who blocked railroad tracks in protest of coal and oil trains that traveled through Spokane, Washington.
State v. Taylor
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/16/2017 Order Request to present necessity defense granted. A Washington district court ruled that a defendant could present a necessity defense. The defendant in the Washington case was charged with criminal trespass and obstructing and delaying a train in connection with a protest that blocked coal and oil trains.