UPDATE: Judge sides with Forrest Hurd in Measure W case (DOCUMENTS)
March 10, 2016
UPDATED: 10:50 a.m.
A Nevada County judge has ordered the county cannot print ballots for Measure W until it corrects errors in its impartial analysis.
Superior Court Judge Candace S. Heidelberger states that language in the impartial analysis is misleading and that it includes language that’s confusing to voters, a decision that agrees with Forrest Hurd who last week filed a writ attempting to get Measure W removed from the ballot.
Measure W can still appear on the June 7 ballot, the judge states in her ruling. However, the county must correct language in the impartial analysis before that can occur.
Hurd said he was happy with the judge’s decision, adding he still wants the Board of Supervisors to add accommodations for children like his aided by medicinal cannabis.
"And those accommodations have been made in cities and states across the nation," Hurd added.
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Superior Court Judge Candace S. Heidelberger said this morning she realized the timeliness of her decision.
Heidelberger heard arguments today from attorneys in the Measure W case.
Forrest Hurd last week filed a writ seeking to remove Measure W from the ballot, or alternatively to amend its language. Hurd, the father of an 8-year-old boy who uses medicinal marijuana for his seizures, has called the measure's language confusing and misleading.
Hurd's writ led a judge last week to prohibit the county from printing ballots until a ruling from Heidelberger.