U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide Whether to Hear Signature Privacy Case Next Month
The nation’s highest court will decide by January 11 if they will hear arguments in Doe v. Reed, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The case hinges on whether signatures on a referendum petition fall under the state’s public records disclosure law. With transparency pitted against privacy, and the possibility that retaliation against people who sign petitions could chill the initiative process and make voters afraid to sign petitions, the implications of this case could be far reaching.
HT: Richard Winger