Friday, February 4, 2011

"Court Decision Could Stymie Props"

Jessica Levinson quoted in the Daily Journal about a California court's decision to prohibit the legislature from drafting ballot titles and summaries:

Here is an excerpt:

"The ruling is a big deal," said Jessica Levinson. "The way the ballot name and summary is phrased has an enormous impact on how people are going to vote ... What the Legislature has been doing has been trying to sell their ballot measures instead of just describing them."

The court's decision "will have an immediate impact on Brown's proposals to increase the temporary tax extensions," Levinson said, "because that would have been the next thing the Legislature would have written the language for, and now they won't."

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