Contrary to what I reported earlier today, The Seattle Times Company did sign on to—and in fact its attorneys helped draft—an amicus brief that was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court recently by major mainstream media organizations. The brief asks the court to uphold a broad interpretation of the Washington State Public Records Act in a case scheduled for oral arguments next week. That case, Doe v. Reed, pits those who want to keep the identities of R-71 petition signers secret against those who say the signatures constitute a public record.

My apologies. The corrected post is here.