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California Supreme Court Asks Attorney General to Respond in Case that Challenges Ballot Label Discrimination in Proposition 14

Published on November 30, 2010, by in General.

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.

4 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    Latest moron law generally applies.

    14th Amdt, Sec. 2 is still around — right to vote denied, abridged.

  2. Jim Riley

    What is a nonqualified qualified party?

    See Elections Code 2187.

  3. Demo Rep

    Who writes the Election Law in CA — a bunch of pre-school kids typing away on kiddie typewriters ??? — or a bunch of party hacks at 4 AM in closed door sessions ???

  4. Demo Rep

    Each election is NEW and has ZERO to do with any prior election.

    Thus —

    (1) labels for ALL parties
    (2) labels for parties of a minimun size by a deadline date before the ballots get printed or
    (3) NO labels.

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