Sanders, McCloud face off for Supreme Court

Published On: Oct 12 2012 12:00:36 PM PDT

Two years ago, Richard Sanders lost his seat on the state Supreme Court in an extremely close election. Now he's seeking to return.

His opponent is longtime appeals lawyer Sheryl Gordon McCloud. Sanders and McCloud are fighting to replace retiring Justice Tom Chambers in the Nov. 6 election.

They offer similar philosophies when it comes to constitutional protections of criminal defendants. In other ways they differ.

Sanders voted in 2006 to uphold Washington's Defense of Marriage Act prohibiting gay marriage. McCloud has done work on gay rights cases.