Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Doe v. Reed

130 S.Ct. 2811, 561 U.S. 186 (2010)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 26,900+ case briefs...

Doe v. Reed

United States Supreme Court

130 S.Ct. 2811, 561 U.S. 186 (2010)

Facts

In Washington, 4 percent of the state’s voters are needed to place a referendum on an election ballot, and the petition must include the signers’ names and addresses. The petitions are then submitted to Washington’s secretary of state for validation. Under the Washington Public Records Act (PRA), private parties can request a copy of government documents, including referendum petitions. Two advocacy groups (defendants) requested copies pursuant to the PRA of a petition that called for a referendum for a law extending benefits to same-sex marriage. State voters (plaintiffs) who signed the petition with their names and addresses objected to the request, arguing that disclosure of their information would violate their First Amendment rights.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Roberts, J.)

Concurrence (Scalia, J.)

Concurrence (Sotomayor, J.)

Dissent (Thomas, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 541,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 541,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 26,900 briefs, keyed to 983 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 541,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 26,900 briefs - keyed to 983 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership