The following is a list (long one) of the status of all the legal challenges filed against Gov. Inslee since the beginning of COVID, over shutdowns, religious restrictions and other government actions deemed un-Constitutional.

This from the AG's office, Monday. In case you have been wondering where some of these cases are. There have actually been more actions than many of us realized. 17 total. Here's where they stand. Of note, Clint Didier's (And co.) case still 'alive.'

Completed cases

Case NameVenuePlaintiffsWhat is ChallengedOutcome
Calvary Chapel Mt. Si & Calvary Chapel Tri-CitiesUnited States District Court, Eastern DistrictCalvary Chapel Mt. SiCalvary Chapel Tri-Cities
  • Restriction on spiritual and religious gatherings
Case voluntarily dismissed
Crowl v. InsleeUnited States District Court, Western DistrictEric Crowl
  • Restrictions on religious practice
Case voluntarily dismissed after court denied temporary restraining order for lack of standing
Cuevas v. InsleeChelan County Superior Court/Washington Supreme CourtNumerous individuals
  • Governor’s emergency proclamations
  • Argues that only local health districts have emergency authority
  • Constitutionality of emergency powers statutes
Case voluntarily dismissed in trial court/dismissal of motion for discretionary review by Washington Supreme Court pending
Freed v. InsleeUnited States District Court, Western DistrictJoshua Freed
  • Restrictions on religious practice
Case voluntarily dismissed when Plaintiff realized the Bible study he wanted to host was not prohibited
Miller v. InsleeWashington Supreme CourtZach Miller;
Jeffrey Nelson;
Michael Jellison;
Alicia Munro
  • Governor’s emergency proclamations
  • Constitutionality of emergency powers statutes
Dismissed by Washington Supreme Court commissioner
Simper v. InsleeLewis County Superior Court/ transferred to Thurston County Superior CourtParents of school-aged children
  • Proclamation closing schools
Case voluntarily dismissed after venue transferred to Thurston County and school year ended
Sutton v. InsleeDouglas County Superior CourtNumerous individuals
  • Governor’s declaration of emergency
  • Argues that only local health districts have emergency authority
  • Constitutionality of emergency powers statutes
Case voluntarily dismissed after judge orally indicated he was likely to deny any relief

Pending cases

Case NameVenuePlaintiffsWhat is ChallengedStatus
Didier I: Didier v. InsleeUnited States District Court, Western DistrictClint Didier;
Lisa Thomas;
Tim Eyman;
Lawanda Joy     Hatch;
Dean Wellsfry;
Patty Detro;
Jason Bernicia;
Others similarly situated
  • Governor’s emergency proclamations
  • Constitutionality of emergency powers statutes
Motion for preliminary injunction denied/ show cause why case should not be dismissed pending
MacEwen v. InsleeUnited States District Court, Western DistrictDrew MacEwen;
Andrew Barkis;
Chris Corry;
Brandon Vick;
Michael McKee;
Lee Pfluger;
Fran Wills;
Bruce Russell(all claims by legislators are brought in their personal capacities)
  • Emergency proclamations
  • Constitutionality of emergency powers statutes
Motion for preliminary injunction denied/ show cause why case should not be dismissed pending
Slidewaters LLC v. Dep’t of Labor & Industries and Inslee,United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitSlidewaters, LLC
  • Emergency proclamation shutting down business activities (water park)
Dismissed by District Court, appeal pending
Faust v. InsleeUnited States District Court, Western DistrictRebecca Faust
  • Prohibition against demonstrations on Capitol Campus
Motion to dismiss pending
Harborview Fellowship v. InsleeUnited States District Court, Western DistrictHarborview Fellowship
  • Restrictions on religious practice
Discovery anticipated
Hendrickson v. Inslee and WiesmanUnited States District Court, Eastern DistrictBrenda Kay Hendrickson
  • Emergency proclamations
  • Mask requirement
Not properly served
Sehmel v. WiesmanThurston County Superior CourtAndrea Sehmel;
Kevin O-Sullivan;
Robert Motzer;
Dawn Appelberg;
Kenneth Morse;
Jeremy Wildhaber;
Yienan Song
  • Face mask requirement
Discovery ongoing
Christ’s Church of Mt. Spokane v. InsleeUnited States District Court, Eastern DistrictChrist’s Church of Mt. SpokaneWestgate Chapel
  • Restriction on spiritual and religious gatherings
Plaintiffs have not filed any motions
Akesson v. InsleeWhitman County Superior CourtKevin Akesson
  • Governor’s declaration of emergency
  • Argues that only local health districts have emergency authority
  • Constitutionality of emergency powers statutes
Plaintiffs have not filed any motions