Wednesday, December 09, 2009

US Supreme Court to Conference on R-71 Names

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Our attorney, James Bopp, Jr., notified us yesterday that the State of Washington has filed their Brief in Opposition to sealing the names of those who signed R-71 petitions.

The State continues to demand the names be released to the public over our objections that there are those who wish to harass and do harm to those who signed.

James told me the case will be conferenced by the Supreme Court on Friday, January 8. We will hear if it is granted on the 8th or the 11th.

We will keep you updated.

I have linked a copy the State's Brief in Opposition.

Thank you for your support.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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  1. Anyone fill me in on this ? I understand the concern of being intimidated , in fact even possibly harassed or worse. Also I don't think names on petitions should be given out or made to be public , just like voting should not be. I can just see solicitors getting the list of names also.

    But if the law dictated that names were open to the public going into the petition , what is the basis for the with holding of names ?


  2. Yea, I too get the concerns over harassment. The thing is, Washington tries to have a transparent government. Though our votes are private, our elected officials' votes on legislative items are not. Already the initiative process has tons of weak spots. We don’t need to contribute to it by stripping away all transparencies.


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