Friday, August 12, 2005


Daniel Weintraub just reported that Prop. 77 has been returned to the ballot. The state Supreme Court restored the measure and will review it again after the election. This is not unexpected since the court restored Prop. 80 to the ballot despite obvious constitutional problems in that proposition.

Update: (6:20 PM)
The Sacramento Bee has the story on the return of to the ballot.

The state Supreme Court moved Friday to put Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's redistricting measure back on California's special-election ballot, saying discrepancies between different versions of the measure were not "likely to have misled the persons who signed the intiative petition."

"We conclude," the court added, "that it would not be appropriate to deny the electorate the opportunity to vote on Proposition 77..."

In their half-page order, the justices said they would determine after the election whether the initiative was flawed.


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