Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Sep 11 2015

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that the State will file a Motion for Reconsideration with the Washington Supreme Court in the case of League of Women Voters of Wash. v. State. The decision not only invalidates Initiative 1240, but also unnecessarily calls into question the constitutionality of a wide range of other state educational programs. These important programs range from Running Start to Washington State Skills Centers that provide career and technical education to high school students. 
 
Ferguson discussed his decision to file the motion with Governor Jay Inslee at a meeting this morning.
 
Ferguson will provide more detail regarding the arguments to be made in the motion when it is completed. The motion will be filed by September 24, 2015.  The Rules of Appellate Procedure do not specify a timeline for the court to rule on such a motion.

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