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  •  Odd bedfellows indeed (0+ / 0-)

    I am a Tom Rukavina Democrat

    by OGGoldy on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 07:34:05 AM PDT

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    •  There is a case for standing (4+ / 0-)
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      jncca, Gpack3, Darth Jeff, skibum59

      As opposed to Prop 8 itself.

      I think there is a real argument that elected officials should not be able to simply nullified laws passed by their predecessors or ballot initiatives simply by declining to defend them. Doing so defeats the entire purpose of having ballot referendums in the first.

      Imagine if the GOP refused to defend a successful redistricting reform in Ohio against a challenge on a technicality or Florida the Fair Districts Amendment against a challenge that only legislators can draw districts.

      Frankly I find myself split here. Happy Prop 8 is gone, but very sympathetic to the reasoning in the dissent regarding standing.

      •  Exactly (1+ / 0-)
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        I agree with the outcome but disagree with the ruling.

        20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
        Love the class war, hate identity politics and purism
        UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.4.12, -4.92

        by jncca on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 12:07:32 PM PDT

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      •  don't want to get into a big argument here (0+ / 0-)

        but just a reminder that the standing argument nullified the appeal to the Ninth Circuit, not the district court decision.

        Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

        by sapelcovits on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 04:04:31 PM PDT

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