Back in May, King County Superior Court Judge Bruce E. Heller declared Tim Eyman's budget-breaking 2/3 majority requirement to be unconstitutional.

Immediately afterward, Attorney General Rob McKenna asked the Washington State Supreme Court to stay Heller's ruling and decide the issue itself, once and for all.

Today, the court agreed to hear arguments on Eyman's 2/3 majority requirement but declined to stay Judge Heller's ruling—meaning the requirement remains unconstitutional, for now.

Oral arguments in the case will be set for this fall, and state Representative Jamie Pedersen, one of the plaintiffs in the case, says the court appears to be on track for a decision before the 2013 legislative session.