Writing:Lawsuits (local measures)

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This page is a content-and-style guide about how to add a "Lawsuit" section to a local ballot measure article.
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The "Lawsuit" Section should be added when there is a legal challenge to a ballot measure. The section follows "Opposition" and precedes "See also."

This section should include:

  • a summary of the lawsuit
  • developments
  • legal rulings

Additionally, this section should include two upper indented links: 2011 ballot measure litigation and List of ballot measure lawsuits in 2011(replace with appropriate years)

A summary of the lawsuit should be included on both pages as well.

Examples

Below is an example of a "Lawsuit" section for a local ballot measure article:


See article: Seattle Viaduct Tunnel Replacement Question (August 2011)

Lawsuit

See also: List of ballot measure lawsuits in 2011 and 2011 ballot measure litigation

A lawsuit was sought to not allow this measure to be voted on by city residents. The Superior Court judge agreed to hear this case on May 13 so that if it was allowed it would still make it to the August ballot. Those who petitioned for this measure stated that they felt that none of the arguments presented so far are sufficient enough to get this issue removed from the ballot.[1] ....


See also


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