Ringhofer v. Ridge

January 1, 2016

IRLI represented a citizen of King County, Washington in filing a lawsuit in King County Superior Court to compel the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of the King County Superior Court to disclose juror disqualification information relating to those persons who claim not to be citizens in order to cross-check the list of disqualified persons against voter registration records to determine whether individuals unqualified to vote were nevertheless registered to do so. IRLI argued (brief attached here) that (1) the records sought are records that are subject to the open court provisions of the First and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 10 of the Washington state constitution; (2) the presumptions of open access to court records cannot be overcome in the absence of a factual basis for denying access; and the request for disclosure promotes improvement of the judicial system or jury selection process.

 

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Respect Washington Files Motion for Summary Judgement-Group Seeks to Remove non-Citizen Voters from Rolls, April 3, 2011

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