Yesterday, attorneys for Alaska Airlines and the Washington Restaurant Association filed a motion asking the state Supreme Court for an emergency review of last week's Court of Appeals decision ordering the SeaTac $15 an hour minimum wage initiative back onto the ballot:
The companies are asking the state high court to hear the matter by Thursday...
Which is, of course, bullshit, because the ballots are going to the printer today. So no, this isn't really an effort to block the "Good Jobs Initiative" from the November ballot. That clock has run out. It's too late.
No, this is just a procedural move intended to allow them to raise these issues before the court post-election, in the event the measure is approved by voters. (It's also kinda silly, because their legal arguments for blocking the initiative from the ballot are incredibly weak. But apparently, Harry Korrell, the former lead attorney on Dino Rossi's futile 2004 election contest, has never met a weak legal argument he didn't love.)