Washington Supreme Court
Revision as of 07:25, 9 June 2011 by BaileyL
Rulings on ballot measures
|Ballot measure||Legal issue||Outcome|
|I-960 (2007)||Prohibited initiative subject||Court kept I-960 on the ballot (private lawsuit had sought to have it removed)|
|I-695 (1999)||Single-subject rule||Court invalidated I-695; see Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 v. State of Washington|
|I-747 (2001)||Voters were ignorant||All provisions of I-747 were invalidated; see Washington Citizens Action v. State|
|I-722 (2000)||Single-subject rule||All provisions of I-722 were invalidated|
|I-69 (1948)||Court declared that I-169 was unconstitutional|
Rulings on initiative rights
- Coppernoll v. Reed. In this 2005 decision, the court declined to strike Washington Initiative 330 (2005) from the ballot.
- Waremart v. Progressive Campaigns, Inc.. In this 1999 ruling, the court said that petitioners working for Progressive Campaigns, Inc. did not have the right to collect signatures at three Waremart grocery stores located in the state of Washington.
- Southcenter Joint Venture v. National Democratic Policy Committee. In this 1989 decision, the court said that distributing political material at a large regional shopping mall did not fit with the state's constitution, even though petition circulators can collect signatures there.
- Alderwood Associations v. Washington Environmental Council. This 1981 decision said that petitioners can collect signatures at a large regional shopping center, even if the mall's owners don't want them to.
- Gerry L. Alexander, Chief Justice
- Debra Stephens
- Tom Chambers 
- Mary Fairhurst 
- Charles W. Johnson
- James M. Johnson 
- Barbara Madsen 
- Susan Owens 
- Richard B. Sanders