Port Angeles v. Our Water Our Choice

Amicus Brief: The Law and Science of Water Fluoridation


Petitioning Committees in Port Angeles Washington presented petitions asking that the fluoridation issue be voted on. The City said no and went ahead with fluoridation. The Petitioning committees argue that fluoridation is a judicial and not a legislative issue and therefore one on which voters have the right to vote. The Committees contend that the science of fluoridation is relevant given that causes immediate harm to some people and long-term harm to many more. This is an assault by government, an infringement on liberty and privacy, a taking of property without compensation, and for some an infringement on the practice of religion. Not allowing the electorate to vote on the Initiatives violates First Amendment rights to free speech and to petition one’s government. See the brief and all addenda at http://www.box.net/shared/iedafn1jr7.

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Reference Info:State, 9th Circuit, Washington | United States

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