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Old 08-17-2018, 12:35 PM
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Default Judge rules I-1639 in WA cannot appear on ballot

https://www.nraila.org/articles/2018...ring-on-ballot
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...-state-ballot/


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Fairfax, Va.—The Thurston County Superior Court today ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association and ordered a writ of mandamus to prevent I-1639 from appearing on the ballot. The judge agreed the signature sheets did not comply with state law – the font size was too small to be readable and didn't include strikethroughs.

It's likely the battle will continue, but it's good to see judges upholding the law.
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Old 08-17-2018, 3:41 PM
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Glad to see a judge, even in the very liberal Puget Sound area, upholding the law. This was not even a ruling on a partisan issue (e.g. 2A or the WA constitution's equivalent). This was a straight up technical violation of the law, with invalid petition formatting, which made it literally impossible to tell what was actually being changed in the initiative.

It's telling that the supporters' are literally asking for the WA Supreme Court to ignore the law and turn a blind eye to "flawed" initiative petitions (their own words). The SC would really have to twist itself into a pretzel trying to justify a straightforward, non-partisan, violation of the law. I still wouldn't put it past them though, knowing the super liberal elected justices.

Of course they will try again as soon as they can, but hopefully those multi-millionare/billionaire backers who funded more than 90% of the initiative, will be more hesitant to throw their millions at it, knowing it was all wasted due to incompetence.
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Old 08-25-2018, 5:22 PM
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State Supreme Court reversed it. It is now back on the ballot.
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