Judge Sean Dowling to rule on a preliminary injunction regarding the Measure S ballot language. Dowling made no decision in court this morning following brief statements by the petitioner and county counsel in regard to the impartiality of the language or the impact on the election if the language is ruled to be not impartial. Attorney for the petitioner, Stephen Munkelt, is pleased with the status of the hearing at this point.
Judge Dowling stated the drafter of the ballot language in his word “appears to have missed the mark on impartiality”. But he also needs to consider the potential negative impact on the election process.
Dowling will provide a written ruling to both the petitioner and county counsel on whether to invoke a preliminary injunction sometime this afternoon.
KNCO will update as we lean more.