'The court gave a ringing endorsement to the principle that ordinary citizens have the right to challenge and test the validity of a petition submitted to referendum.''
Jonathan Shurberg of Equality Maryland which celebrated a victory at the Court of Appeals regarding a petition that seeks to have voters overturn a new, County Council-approved, transgender right law. Another court had accepted the anti-transgender group's petition for a November 4 ballot vote even though the number of valid signatures fell below the requirement. The reason for the reversal is not yet known. (Washington Post)