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Category Archives: Litigation

The mother of all grocery bills: GMA must pay $18 million fine for 2013 disclosure violations

Excerpt: The Grocery Manufacturers Association remains on the hook for a record-setting judgment because it flagrantly violated Washington State's public disclosure laws during its efforts to defeat a GMO labeling initiative.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Tim Eyman’s latest obsession: Trying to get the Supreme Court to reverse its I‑976 ruling

Excerpt: Washington State's 2020 gubernatorial race might as well be ancient history. Having failed to defeat Jay Inslee, Tim Eyman has gone back to griping about I-976's demise.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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How will the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett affect the United States Senate?

Excerpt: Mitch McConnell and his caucus are giddy that they added another archconservative justice to the Supreme Court. But their majority could soon be gone.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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AG Bob Ferguson lays the blame for I‑976 debacle where it belongs: with Tim Eyman

Excerpt: Washington State's chief law enforcement officer says that the demise of Initiative 976 is dishonest initiative promoter Tim Eyman's fault. And he's right.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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HUGE VICTORY: Washington’s highest court rules Tim Eyman’s I‑976 is unconstitutional!

Excerpt: "Initiative Measure 976 contains more than one subject, and its subject is not accurately expressed in its title. Accordingly, it is unconstitutional," the Washington State Supreme Court has ruled.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republicans file new lawsuit against Governor Inslee’s stay home, stay healthy orders

Excerpt: Republicans unhappy that Washington State hasn't abandoned its efforts to combat the novel coronavirus have gone to federal court to challenge Governor Inslee's authority.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Tim Eyman pal Clint Didier: “We can take care of this virus by letting the people catch it”

Excerpt: A group of radical, right wing Republican Social Darwinists are seeking to undo Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Health orders with a malicious federal lawsuit.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman’s I‑976 will remain frozen while State Supreme Court considers challenge to it

Excerpt: A panel of justices concluded that an injunction barring Initiative 976's implementation should remain in effect through the remainder of the challenge asserting it is unconstitutional.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
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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