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SCOTUS To Hear R-71 Case In April

The U.S. Supreme Court has posted a hearing of Washington state's Referendum 71 petition signatures case on its April 28th docket. Via Dominic Holden at Slog:
According to a docket published today, the court will examine whether "the First Amendment right to privacy in political speech, association, and belief requires strict scrutiny when a state compels public release of identifying information about petition signers," and whether "compelled public disclosure of identifying information about petition signers is narrowly tailored to a compelling interest."
Referendum 71 was upheld by Washington's voters, one of the few wins for LGBT rights at the ballot box.

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