Nation's high court votes 8-1 to keep petition names private

10/23/2009 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Washington state may not make public the names of some 120,000 residents who backed petitions for a ballot measure on the state's domestic partnership law until both sides file additional legal papers in the case, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in an 8-1 decision. The high court decision, which reverses a federal appeals court finding, means that the names cannot be released before the Nov. 3 vote, according to this article.

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