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High Court Hears Arguments On Privacy Of Petition Signers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Individuals who signed a referendum petition opposing Washington state's "everything but marriage" same-sex domestic partner law have a right to keep their identities private, an attorney representing the signers argued April 28 before the U.S. Supreme...

Split U.S. High Court Orders Disclosure Of Referendum Petitions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In general, disclosing referendum petitions does not violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 24 ( John Doe #1, et al. v. Sam Reed, et al. , No. 09-559, U.S. Sup.). "Plaintiffs contend that disclosure is not...