Prop 66 could deal a “mortal blow” to California Supreme Court, LA Times reports

The proposition “threatens to deal a mortal blow” to California’s courts, according to several legal organizations.
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In an analysis of Proposition 66, which passed in November with 51 percent of the vote, the LA Times reports that “legal analysts and four bar associations say the measure would inundate all the courts with extra work but hit the top court’s seven justices hardest.”

The paper quotes a letter from several legal associations sent to the state Supreme Court, saying the proposition “threatens to deal a mortal blow” to Califoria’s courts.

Implementation of Prop 66 has been stayed as a the result of a lawsuit filed by two supporters of Proposition 62, an abolition measure defeated in November, arguing that 66 is unconstitutional. DPF board member (and defense attorney) Thomas H. “Speedy” Rice recently filed an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit. The Court is expected to rule on the case within the next few months.

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