J. Whitfield Larrabee has over 30 years of experience as a trial and appellate lawyer in our state and federal courts.
Pre-election lawsuits are regularly filed against citizen initiatives and popular referendums.
These lawsuits frequently allege that ballot measures are: 1) unconstitutional, 2) violate statutory or regulatory requirements, 3) contain subjects that are unrelated, 4) contain language that is biased or misleading, 5) are supported by invalid signatures or 6) are based on signatures obtained by unqualified signature gatherers or signature gatherers who have acted unlawfully.
Citizen initiatives and popular referendums are also regularly challenged in post-election lawsuits.
J. Whitfield Larrabee assists progressive groups with litigation involving initiative petitions, referendums and other election -related matters.