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Federal judge declines to block Washington state’s cyberstalking law
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge declined to block Washington's cyberstalking law Tuesday — despite his concerns about its constitutionality. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton in Tacoma said in his written order that agreed with the state Attorney General's Office, which argued he should refrain from ruling on the matter because the Bainbridge Island man who challenged the law also has a related appeal in state court. He cited a legal principle under which federal courts generally don't intervene in state court proceedings.