Judge: New Arizona law regulating citizen initiatives can take effect, for now

Alexa Chryssovergis and Alia Beard Rau, The Republic | azcentral.com

A new state law making it tougher for residents to put issues on the ballot will take effect Wednesday, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge has ruled. 

But "it's certainly a possibility" the ruling will be appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court, said attorney Roopali Desai, who represents those challenging the law. And Judge Sherry Stephens left the door open for groups to file lawsuits at a later time.