Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Washington: Supreme Court tosses out Seattle Mayor recall petition

Washington Supreme Court has tossed out the recall effort against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D). This was after a lower court judge greentlit the recall effort. The recall petition is over the police reaction to the protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd. 

Washington is a malfeasance standard state, so a judge had to approval the petitions saying the language reached the for cause statutory definition.  The judge threw out six of seven charges, leaving in the one regarding using chemical agents to disburse crowds.

Petitioners would need over 56,000 signatures to get on the ballot (25% of turnout).

There was a second petition, which claimed that the curfew was set too quickly without giving protesters enough time to get away. 

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