Appeal Filed Today with the DC Court of Appeals to Allow Measure 62 to be Implemented
Popular Measure Would Save Money, Reduce Crime
Washington DC-- Supporters of Measure 62, the "treatment instead of jail" initiative which received 78% of the vote in the November election, filed a Motion to Appeal on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 with DC Court of Appeals. In February, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Jeanette Clark had ruled that the measure was not a proper subject for an initiative on the technical grounds that it required the District to allocate funds. In response, a Motion to Reconsider was filed in February requesting Judge Clark to alter or amend her judgment.