In 2012, Washington voters approved a Charter School Act to establish charter schools free from many of the regulations that govern other public schools. The act provided that charter schools would not be governed by elected local school boards. But charter schools would be funded just like other public schools, tapping funds appropriated to operate and construct them. The League of Women Voters of Washington (plaintiff) brought a lawsuit challenging the act as violating the state Constitution. The trial court found portions of the act unconstitutional, but left the remainder standing. The Washington Supreme Court accepted the case for consideration on direct review (without an intermediate appeal).