The warring parties contesting San Francisco's nascent Waterfront Right-to-Vote initiative have told it to the judge.
The judge, per initiative-backer Jon Golinger, opened the morning proceedings by stating that striking a measure off the ballot prior to voters having the opportunity to have their say requires clearing a "high bar." As such, the plaintiffs -- a trio of interesting local folks
backed by San Francisco Giants money -- did most of the talking.
Two hours of high-level legal argumentation regarding the byzantine world of waterfront development ensued, with Miller then offering both parties her guarantee of a ruling in the ambiguously near future.
Should the measure be stricken, its proponents could appeal -- but have precious little time to do so prior to the city's June ballot going to the printers. And if the measure withstands legal scrutiny, its opponents could still opt to file suits to their hearts' content post-election.