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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

HB 2714: preventing disclosure of initiative signatures

The people supporting this bill should have thought about the impact it will have on the U.S. Supreme Court, which is hearing the R-71 case in a few months.

When this bill fails to pass, the State can tell the U.S. Supreme Court that the people of Washington had a chance to prohibit disclosure but declined to do so.

If the bill passes, it moots out the case.