Secretary of State spokesman David Ammons on the latest in efforts to release R-71 petitions:

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has just lifted the

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R-71 Petitions One Step Closer to Daylight

Secretary of State spokesman David Ammons on the latest in efforts to release R-71 petitions:

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has just lifted the ban on Washington releasing Referendum 71 petitions.

A three-judge panel handed a clear victory to the Secretary of State Sam Reed and Attorney General Rob McKenna, who had vigorously argued that the state's voter-approved Public Records Act requires the state to treat initiative and referendum petition sheets as a releasable public record.

Now all that stands in the way is a temporary restraining order granted to Tim Eyman by a judge waiting to hear back from the 9th Circuit. Bad day for bigots, folks.

 
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