Judge shreds city's arguments, says he won't "deprive the people of their right" to vote on stadium

In a devastating setback for proponents of a stadium funded partially with public money, Judge Jerry Wiese ruled Friday that the measure can go on the June ballot.

In so doing, Wiese parsed the meaning of the constitutional definitions the city had relied on, shredded the government's arguments and may have created a real mayor's race as the incumbent, Carolyn Goodman, is a stadium backer and Councilman Stavros Anthony is a foe.

Wiese essentially said that because the provision on which election should be used is not clear, he will not "deprive the people of their right to express their voices on the ballot." Ah, elected judges.

The order is posted here.

Message from foes: Appeal this, city!