The Supreme Court on Friday announced it was granting review in five new cases, including one from Washington state asking whether that state's public records disclosure law violates the privacy rights of voters who signed petitions to launch a referendum aimed at overturning a law allowing same-sex domestic partnerships. The case has parallels to the dispute that went to the Court last week over broadcast of the San Francisco trial on the Proposition 8 ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage in California.
Supreme Court Takes Up Case on Petition-Signer Privacy
The National Law Journal
January 19, 2010