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06/24/2010

Transparency WIN

by Jeremy Hooper

Breaking from the AP:

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says people who signed a petition to repeal Washington state's gay rights law do not have the right to keep their names secret from the public.
Court refuses to keep petitioner IDs private [AP via Chron]

If you have the fortitude to strip your neighbors of crucial protections, you should have the spine to stand by your John or Jane Hancock. It's a no-brainer, both this decision and the decision to sign the rights-depriving petition in the first place!

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**UPDATE: It as an 8-1 ruling. Clarence Thomas was the lone dissenter.

Gotta love those "activist judges," Scalia, Alito, and Roberts, huh?

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