State’s top court rules that referendum on Arundel Mills slots is legal

“Slots” Referendum Argument in Maryland Court of Appeals
July 20, 2010
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The Baltimore Sun reported on the arguments before the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the State’s highest Court, on the “slots” referendum.  “Michael D. Berman, an attorney for the Maryland Jockey Club and the citizens group Citizens Against Slots at the Mall, argued before the court Tuesday morning that the right to referendum was a ‘critical check and balance’ and that the county zoning bill was ‘not an appropriation.’ . . . ‘Invalidating the people’s right to referendum would only serve to erode confidence in the government,’ Berman said.”