Initiative & Referendum Institute v. Costco
| Initiative law|
Ballot access rulings
Recent court cases
Ballot title challenges
| Laws governing|
local ballot measures
Aftermath of the decision
Bill Arno of Arno Professional Consulting in an interview in 2004 described the impact of this and other decisions thusly:
Access to the public is a growing problem. The town square of yesterday is now the parking lots of big box retailers, malls and grocery stores, who oppose the presence of petition circulators. These retailers have been litigating the issues of free speech on their private properties for years, and in the past few years have made headway. Big box retailers like Costco and Wal-Mart have been able to totally eliminate speech activities on their properties via the courts.
- California Connected, "Web Salon: Is “direct democracy” killing California?"