Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Follow Up: Ninth Circuit Orders Release of Referendum 71 Petitions in Washington
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of a Thurston County Superior Court judge granting a temporary restraining order against Sam Reed concerning compliance with a public records request for copies of past initiative petitions, saying that order relied upon an incorrect legal standard. That means the Washington's Referendum 71 petitions must be released pursuant to a public records request.
Referendum 71 is an effort to overturn a Washington bill granting state registered domestic partners all rights, responsibilities and obligations granted or imposed by state law on married couples.
Click here for the Ninth Circuit's order.