Nos. 06-713, 06-730.

128 S.Ct. 1184 (2008)

552 U.S. 442

170 L.Ed.2d 151

WASHINGTON STATE GRANGE, Petitioner, v. WASHINGTON STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY et al. Washington, et al., Petitioners, v. Washington State Republican Party, et al.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 18, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert M. McKenna , for petitioners.

Thomas Fitzgerald Ahearne , Counsel of Record, Kathryn Carder , Emanuel Jacobowitz , Ramsey Ramerman , Foster Pepper PLLC, Seattle, WA, for Petitioner.

Richard Shepard , Shepard Law Office, P.L.L.C., Tacoma, Washington, for Respondent Libertarian Party of Washington.

John J. White, Jr. , Counsel of Record, Kevin B. Hansen , Livengood, Fitzgerald & Alskog, PLLC, Kirkland, WA, for Respondents Washington State Republican Party, Christopher Vance, Bertabelle Hubka, Steve Neighbors, Brent Boger, Marcy Collins, Michael Young, Diane Tebelius, and Mike Gaston.

David T. McDonald , Counsel of Record, John P. Krill, Jr. , Matthew J. Segal , Jay Carlson , Alex Wagner , Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Preston Gates Ellis LLP, Seattle, WA, for Respondent Washington State Democratic Central Committee.

In 2004, voters in the State of Washington passed an initiative changing the State's primary election system. The People's Choice Initiative of 2004, or Initiative 872 (I-872), provides that candidates for office shall be identified on the ballot by their self-designated "party preference"; that...

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