U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block R-71 petitions

By: Tuesday November 22, 2011 10:42 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by Protect Marriage Washington that the state be blocked from releasing further copies of Referendum 71 petitions while PMW appeals an earlier Federal District Court decision that ordered their release. The request had been made to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy who apparently referred it to [...]

Justice Scalia: "Democracy requires a certain amount of civic courage."

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 4:43 pm

The Doe v. Reed transcript is out, and consensus is that the hearing went well for open government proponents.   Attorney General Rob McKenna and Secretary of State Sam Reed emerged from the U.S. Supreme Court today optimistic that the high court will allow Washington and other states to treat initiative and referendum petitions as [...]

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