Author Topic: TRO bars Houston from enforcing petition drive residency rule  (Read 75 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Elderberry

  • News/Opinions Cat MOD
  • TBR Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,569
Houston Chronicle by Jasper Scherer 7/3/2019

A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order on Houston's requirement that people who circulate referendum and initiative petitions be residents and registered voters in the city, barring enforcement of the rule.

District Judge Vanessa Gilmore issued the ruling Monday in a lawsuit filed by Accelevate 2020 LLC, a consulting firm focused on ballot access and petitions.

The ruling refers to petitions that seek to place proposed charter amendments or ordinances on city ballots. Houston's charter bars people from circulating the petitions if they live outside the city, or if they live in Houston but are not registered to vote there.

More: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Judge-issues-order-barring-Houston-from-enforcing-14069413.php

He who makes an attempt to enslave me, thereby puts himself into a state of war with me.


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf