California Supreme Court Removes Proposition 49 from November 2014 Ballot

On August 11, the California Supreme Court removed Proposition 49 from the November 2014 ballot. That measure asks the voters if they want members of Congress and of the legislature to work for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United v Federal Election Commission. One Justice wanted to keep the measure on the ballot. One justice wrote extensively to say why it should not be on the ballot. The other five justices expressed no opinion on the merits, so theoretically, when the Court issues a complete opinion (instead of just an order), it is possible the measure might be on a future ballot, such as the June 2016 ballot. The case is Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association v Bowen. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link.

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