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Submission Legal war for WA state Sunshine Law->

joeszilagyi writes: In a major battle in Washington State, anti-gay rights groups created and got R-71, a public initiative to put civil rights and same-sex civil unions up for public vote. It got on the 2009 election ballot, and the real legal war then erupted: activists created to take advantage of WA state's Public Records Act, and put the names of all people who publically endorsed R-71 on a public, SEO-optimized website. Lawsuits quickly followed, and today it reached the United States Supreme Court, in a matter of months. The records appear to have always been public, but were only digitally available since 2006. An assault on civil rights, an assault on marriage, or an assault on sunshine laws and freedom of information?
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