Article I, Section 1 – POLITICAL POWER – All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.
Article I, Section 3 – PERSONAL RIGHTS – No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
Article I, Section 4 – RIGHT OF PETITION AND ASSEMBLAGE – The right of petition and of the people peaceably to assemble for the common good shall never be abridged.
Article I, Section 7 – INVASION OF PRIVATE AFFAIRS OR HOME PROHIBITED – No person shall be disturbed in his private affairs, or his home invaded, without authority of law.
Article 1, Section 12 – SPECIAL PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES PROHIBITED – No law shall be passed granting to any citizen, class of citizens, or corporation other than municipal, privileges or immunities which upon the same terms shall not equally belong to all citizens, or corporations.
Article I, Section 21 – TRIAL BY JURY – The right of trial by jury shall remain inviolate, but the legislature may provide for a jury of any number less than twelve in courts not of record, and for a verdict by nine or more jurors in civil cases in any court of record, and for waiving of the jury in civil cases where the consent of the parties interested is given thereto.
Article I, Section 22 – RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED – In criminal prosecutions the accused shall have the right to appear and defend in person, or by counsel, to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him, to have a copy thereof, to testify in his own behalf, to meet the witnesses against him face to face, to have compulsory process to compel the attendance of witnesses in his own behalf, to have a speedy public trial by an impartial jury of the county in which the offense is charged to have been committed and the right to appeal in all cases….
Article 1, Section 29 – CONSTITUTION MANDATORY – The provisions of this Constitution are mandatory, unless by express words they are declared to be otherwise.
Article I, Section 29 – CONSTITUTION MANDATORY – The provisions of this Constitution are mandatory, unless by express words they are declared to be otherwise.
Article I, Section 30 – RIGHTS RESERVED – The enumeration in this Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny others retained by the people.
Article I, Section 33 – RECALL OF ELECTIVE OFFICERS – Every elective public officer of the state of Washington expect [except] judges of courts of record is subject to recall and discharge by the legal voters of the state, or of the political subdivision of the state, from which he was elected whenever a petition demanding his recall, reciting that such officer has committed some act or acts of malfeasance or misfeasance while in office, or who has violated his oath of office, stating the matters complained of, signed by the percentages of the qualified electors thereof, hereinafter provided, the percentage required to be computed from the total number of votes cast for all candidates for his said office to which he was elected at the preceding election, is filed with the officer with whom a petition for nomination, or certificate for nomination, to such office must be filed under the laws of this state, and the same officer shall call a special election as provided by the general election laws of this state, and the result determined as therein provided. [AMENDMENT 8, 1911 p504 Section 1. Approved November, 1912.]