Advertising

The Seattle Times Company

NWjobs | NWautos | NWhomes | NWsource | Free Classifieds | seattletimes.com

Local News


Our network sites seattletimes.com | Advanced

Originally published Friday, November 19, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Comments (0)     E-mail E-mail article      Print Print      Share Share

Eyman signature lawsuit over, trial set in another

One lawsuit challenging the public release of ballot petitions has ended, but a separate federal case is heading to trial next spring.

The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. —

One lawsuit challenging the public release of ballot petitions has ended, but a separate federal case is heading to trial next spring.

The legal actions were sparked by the 2009 campaign for Referendum 71, which sought to overturn gay couples' expanded domestic partnerships. That referendum was defeated.

On Friday, initiative activist Tim Eyman's challenge of the state's petition disclosure policy was dismissed in Thurston County Superior Court.

But a separate federal lawsuit will continue. Secretary of State Sam Reed says the federal challenge to public release of R-71 petitions is set for a late May trial.

In that case, R-71 sponsors are asking to keep the signed petitions secret because they say people who signed could face harassment.

E-mail E-mail article      Print Print      Share Share

More Local News

UPDATE - 09:46 AM
Exxon Mobil wins ruling in Alaska oil spill case

NEW - 7:51 AM
Longview man says he was tortured with hot knife

Longview man says he was tortured with hot knife

Longview mill spills bleach into Columbia River

NEW - 8:00 AM
More extensive TSA searches in Sea-Tac Airport rattle some travelers

More Local News headlines...

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Comments
No comments have been posted to this article.

advertising


Get home delivery today!

Video

Advertising

Marketplace

Advertising