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Category Archives: Litigation

Weekend Reading: All of the possible ways Tim Eyman’s I‑976 violates the Constitution

Excerpt: The plaintiffs suing to defeat Tim Eyman's Initiative 976 have outlined nearly a dozen ways in which it violates Washington State's plan of government.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Diverting sales tax revenue from vehicle sales will not get us beyond I‑976, Republicans

Excerpt: Curtis King and his colleagues are nonsensically proposing to backfill lost vehicle fee revenue with another revenue source that I-976 targeted for repeal.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman is apparently unaware that Thurston County’s Intercity Transit is also a plaintiff suing to invalidate Initiative 976

Excerpt: The con artist says he is going to Thurston County Superior Court to defend I-976, but seems not to know that the county's transit agency is one of his adversaries in the lawsuit against I-976.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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I‑976 legal challenge gets more complicated as court signs off on motions to intervene

Excerpt: The legal challenge against Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive Initiative 976 appears poised to turn into quite the complex courtroom drama.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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AGO’s Noah Purcell issues scathing rejoinder to Tim Eyman’s claims of I‑976 sabotage

Excerpt: Washington State's Solicitor General is tired of Tim Eyman's constant attacks on the attorneys who have the unenviable job of defending Eyman's Initiative 976.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman’s pals fail miserably in their attempt to intervene in I‑976 legal challenge

Excerpt: The Washington State Supreme Court made mincemeat out of a motion filed by Tim Eyman's friends to intervene in the case against Eyman's initiative to defund multimodal transportation infrastructure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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VICTORY! Injunction granted to prevent Tim Eyman’s destructive I‑976 from taking effect

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter's scheme to deprive the state, Sound Transit, and cities of billions in bipartisan, voter approved transportation investments has been stayed.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman throws a temper tantrum after hearing on possible injunction against I‑976

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter is furious that his measure to gut bipartisan, voter-approved transportation improvements might not go into effect on December 5th, 2019.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Attorney General’s arguments in defense of Tim Eyman’s I‑976 don’t hold water

Excerpt: The office is required by law to defend initiatives the voters pass. It is making its best effort, but its arguments cannot, in NPI's view, save the initiative.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit’s general counsel concludes that Tim Eyman’s I‑976 won’t affect ST3

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter intended to gut Sound Transit like a pig with Initiative 976, but due to his incompetence, it appears the measure won't adversely affect Sound Transit at all.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Plaintiffs challenging Tim Eyman’s I‑976 ask for injunction to block its implementation

Excerpt: Most of the measure is scheduled to take effect on December 5th, 2019, causing what plaintiffs assert would be "immediate, devastating, and irreparable impacts statewide".
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The battle against Tim Eyman’s I‑976 goes on as local governments, ATU file suit to stop it

Excerpt: The plaintiffs include King County, the City of Seattle, Amalgamated Transit Union, Intercity Transit, Association of Washington Cities.
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The City of Seattle will join King County in suing to overturn Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976

Excerpt: The City of Seattle will join King County in initiating a legal challenge to stop Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive Initiative 976 from taking effect, Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced at a press conference today.
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King County preparing legal challenge to Tim Eyman’s incredibly destructive Initiative 976

Excerpt: The state's largest jurisdiction is preparing to take the state to court to challenge the constitutionality of Tim Eyman's I-976, which is passing statewide in early returns.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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