The district court handed down a decision today in Council v. Gray (D.D.C. May 19, 2014), the D.C. Council v. D.C. mayor constitutional crisis case. Mike DeBonis at The Post‘s D.C. Politics blog has a post about this, which begins,
The District’s bid to win more spending freedom from Congress through a ballot referendum is not legally permissible, a federal judge ruled Monday, dealing a setback to officials who argued that voters had the power to amend the city’s charter and change its relationship with overseers on Capitol Hill.
(Note: My Mayer Brown LLP colleagues Brian Netter and Breanne Gilpatrick are among the lawyers litigating the case on behalf of the D.C. Council.)