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Why We’re Still Playing Hide the Salami With Referendum 71’s Signatories

Until he can hear arguments about releasing the names of Referendum 71’s backers, federal Judge Benjamin Settle will keep in place a restraining order requested by Protect Marriage Washington to keep the names off the books. The Supreme Court ruled in June the release of the names wouldn’t violate the signatories’ constitutional rights, but if PMW can prove they would face imminent harm, Settle could permanently seal them.

    • Sheldon

      I live in Washington….and this argument of theirs is getting really tired. They blatantly lied about what was on the petition in order to get signatures (video evidence of this on YouTube), they BARELY got the 120,000 needed (they got like 124,000), and they lost 54% to 46%. I’m tired of hearing about them, and hearing about this. They need to go away.

      Aug 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eminent Victorian

      Agreed. I live in Seattle, and voters and consumers have every right to know what business people signed this thing so we may make informed decisions about where our dollars go. You’d think that a Supreme Court decision would be the end of it.

      Aug 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaliberGuy

      I live in Washingtion state as well (bellingham) and am sick of them trying to dodge the public disclouser law, as are the majority of other people I know and even the majority of commenters on the local papers sight when ever a story gets posted on this issue. It’s time for them like Tim Eyman throw in the towel and pack up and preferably leave.

      Aug 15, 2010 at 5:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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