On November 29, the California Supreme Court asked California’s Attorney General to file a response brief in Field v Bowen, S188436. This is the case that challenges two particular problems with the implementing law for California’s top-two system. One of those problems is that the law does not let all candidates print their party label on the ballot. The other problem is that the implementing legislation says write-ins should not be counted, yet it leaves in place many old state laws that say write-in space must be permitted on November ballots and that write-ins candidates may file a declaration of write-in candidacy for November elections. The recent filing by the plaintiffs only emphasizes the party label discrimination, not the write-in problem.
Here is a Sacramento Bee story about this lawsuit.