State appellate court upholds superior court ruling, keeping Compassion Seattle off the ballot

Sep 16, 2021
Written by wpengine

On September 3, the state Court of Appeals rejected Compassion Seattle’s request for an emergency order staying the Superior Court’s ruling that tossed Charter Amendment 29 off the November general election ballot.

The decision from the appellate court was brief and terse:

“We have considered Compassion Seattle’s motion and have determined that it should be denied.

“Now, therefore, it is ORDERED that the motion is DENIED.”

Because King County is just days away from printing ballots, the Compassion Seattle campaign has determined there is not sufficient time to file an appeal to the State Supreme Court.