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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Washington State Supreme Court Rated on Open-Gov't and Other Topics

The Washington Policy Center posts this on a rating of the state Supreme Court by the Federalist Society on the following kinds of cases:

1. The Initiative/Referendum process;
2. Statutory interpretation;
3. The public’s right to know through the public disclosure/open records laws;
4. Freedom of political speech;
5. Private property rights; and
6. The right to earn a living.

We find it interesting, and refreshing, that when rating a court on core freedoms that open-government laws make the short list.