Patterico's Pontifications

7/23/2005

Question

Filed under: Government — Patterico @ 1:53 pm



Does anyone know the law regarding why the differences between the two versions of Proposition 77 can’t simply be fixed by the A.G., to represent what the voters signed?

I have read the court’s opinion, which may well be right but which is hardly impressive in its reasoning or expression. It doesn’t explain this issue and I’m wondering if anyone out there knows the answer.

4 Responses to “Question”

  1. Where’s a copy of the opinion?

    I think it’s just laziness. Chances are the judges over in ‘Appeals will toss it and reissue it.

    Nick @ HBR (60cd9b)

  2. A snarky guess is the 5th Amendment’s protection against self-incrimination. If you got and compared the two versions, and found significient differences, it could lead to some rather pointed questions. Questions the AG would rather not answer, or be required to answer for.

    Black Jack (ee9fe2)

  3. Has an appeal been filed?

    Kevin Murphy (6a7945)

  4. By the way, the version that would appear on the ballot IS the version the voters signed. No one has seriously disputed that. The only person to receive the wrong version was the AG.

    Kevin Murphy (6a7945)


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