The Washington State Supreme Court has announced that it will likely release an opinion tomorrow morning on League of Education Voters v. State, the constitutional challenge to the relentless string of initiatives requiring a two-thirds legislative supermajority to pass tax increases. I'm not likely to sleep well tonight, but if I had to wager, I'd say they toss it out.
I'm just not quite as confident that they will have the balls to rule on the underlying issue, for every previous time this issue has come before court, our popularly elected justices have weaseled out by ruling that the issue was not yet "justiciable." Fucking cowards.
Still, it's hard to see them hiding behind justiciability yet again, considering the legal contortions it would require: essentially requiring both houses of the legislature and the governor to violate state law in order to properly bring the issue before the court. So if a majority of the justices have a shred of self-respect, I expect to breathe a sigh of relief after tomorrow's opinion is released.