Yes, the Recording Industry Association of America awarded both myself and Judge McCarthy of Yakima County a gold record in 1994 for helping bust up a recording piracy scheme, in State v. Awawdeh, 72 Wn.App. 373 (1994). Yes, it really is gold. No, I can’t sing or do Elvis impressions.
Here I am arguing the case heard by the Supreme Court just after the legislature included 16 and 17-year-olds in the adult criminal justice system — In Re Boot: