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Category Archives: Litigation

Another loss for Tim Eyman: Judge rules injunction against I‑976 shall remain in place

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter turned Republican gubernatorial candidate has suffered another defeat in court as the legal battle against his anti-transit initiative continues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Judge Marshall Ferguson keeps I‑976 on ice while Tim Eyman pretends it’s taking effect

Excerpt: Tim Eyman, who remains furious that I-976 has not been implemented, sent out an email triumphantly -- and falsely -- proclaiming that I-976 had taken effect.
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State Supreme Court: Sound Transit’s motor vehicle excise tax (MVET) is constitutional

Excerpt: The Washington State Legislature did not violate Article II, Section 37 of the Constitution when it granted Sound Transit new revenue authority in 2015, the Court has decided.
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Lawsuit against I‑976 to continue as judge rejects most claims of unconstitutionality

Excerpt: Judge Marshall Ferguson has rejected most of the constitutional claims against Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive I-976, but not all. The Supreme Court will have the final word.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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