Quoted in this piece in the LA and OC Register.
Some California legislators are poised to repeal Proposition 187, a controversial 20-year-old initiative that was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court and never enforced. But law scholars question whether the elected officials have the legal authority to act on their own.
“The California Constitution says you can’t amend or repeal an approved measure without submitting it to the voters unless there’s a waiver clause,” said Jessica A. Levinson, a Loyola Law School professor who specializes on election law.
Told of the legal scholars’ opinions, [Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles] said: “Those professors can keep professing.” Erasing the language of Prop. 187, he said, would be “powerfully symbolic.”