Supreme Court Rules Petition Signers Can't Keep Names Secret

The Supreme Court ruled today that petition signers on state ballot referenda do not have a constitutional right to keep their names anonymous. "We conclude that such disclosure does not, as a general matter, violate the First Amendment," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts for an 8-to-1 majority. But Roberts left open the possibility that a court could, in some specific cases, review claims where disclosure requirements might subject some signatories to harassment or reprisal. The case...Full Story
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