Attorneys arguing against a public vote on a new arena say the different versions of a petition to put the measure on the ballot have errors and should be excluded.
McGeorge School of Law Professor Mary-Beth Moylan says existing law allows for "minor errors" and the different versions will likely be counted with one exception.
"One of those does not have the actual language of the petition attached," she says. "That would be a substantial defect."
Moylan says if the petitions are different enough, the argument could be made that people were not all signing the same petition and that could also open the way for many signatures to be voided.
The county registrar has begun the process of counting 35,248 petitions and comparing them to 9,800 forms submitted by people who say they signed a petition, but now want to void that signature.
There must be 22,026 approved signatures to put the measure on the June ballot.
The Sacramento Kings have released an updated work plan for the new downtown Sacramento arena than had been released before.
A judge has ruled a lawsuit over a non-binding term sheet between the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings is without merit. But, the judge says the plaintiffs may amend the lawsuit to target the recently-approved arena project.
A new Sacramento arena hasn't been built yet, but the team is already selling the arena experience in a new office downtown.
The council voted 7-2 Tuesday night in favor of the new arena project. Many of the people who spoke against the arena project at the city council meeting have gone to court to try to undo the council's decision.
Six members of the Sacramento City Council and the Mayor voted to build a $477 million arena where much of the Downtown Plaza Mall sits now.