The Supreme Judicial Court has tossed the ballot question involving the status and benefits for app-based drivers off the November ballot, upending an expensive campaign with a ruling that the question contains “at least two substantively distinct policy decisions.” Writing for the court, Justice Scott Kafker said that most parts of the proposed ballot question (there are technically two versions) “are devoted to defining a new contract-based relationship between network companies and app-based drivers.” But, Kafker said, “in vaguely worded provisions placed in a separate section near the end of the laws they propose, the petitions move beyond defining the relationship between app-based drivers and network companies and the associated statutory wages and benefits.”