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Remove three Californias plan from the ballot, [CA] Supreme Court says
fresno bee ^ | July 18, 2018 | BY TARYN LUNA (sacbee)

Posted on 07/18/2018 2:17:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

The California Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of opponents of a plan to divide California into three, saying the measure should not appear on the November ballot.

The court instructed Secretary of State Alex Padilla to refrain from putting the measure before voters pending further review, “because significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity, and because we conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election...”

The environmental nonprofit Planning and Conservation League and political attorneys alleged that breaking up the state is a “revision” of the state constitution and requires support by two-thirds of the California Legislature before it can go to the 2018 ballot.

(Excerpt) Read more at fresnobee.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; california; election2018; election2020
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1 posted on 07/18/2018 2:17:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Confederates lose again.


2 posted on 07/18/2018 2:18:10 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Jim Robinson
Creating two additional states?? Yeh...like that's going to happen.

However, Ca and NYS....it may favor the Republicans.

3 posted on 07/18/2018 2:18:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Just as well. The proposed division was ridiculous. 2 states with the coastal strip in one and the rest of the state in the other would make sense - not the plan they proposed.


4 posted on 07/18/2018 2:20:13 PM PDT by FLT-bird
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To: Jim Robinson
Unconstitutional anyway, needs the consent of Congress 1st.

If any states deserve to break apart, it should be downstate IL and upstate NY.

5 posted on 07/18/2018 2:21:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Democracy: The cliff's edge of Marxism)
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To: FLT-bird

You’re right of course ... also, because this ultra-far-Left Court took a lesson from Brexit ... in every respect.


6 posted on 07/18/2018 2:23:34 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
If any states deserve to break apart, it should be downstate IL and upstate NY

Roger that.
Sure would like to lance the festering boils on the corners of PA too.

7 posted on 07/18/2018 2:23:50 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Jim Robinson

Darn. If Cali moves first, we can split Idaho six ways and Wyoming ten. That’ll ‘larn ‘em.


8 posted on 07/18/2018 2:24:21 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Jim Robinson

Court says: “You people don’t know what you’re doing. DENIED.”


9 posted on 07/18/2018 2:24:24 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Enjoy the decline of the American empire.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Three great big seed pods.


10 posted on 07/18/2018 2:25:35 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Jim Robinson

That’s good. The thought of 4 more senators from California is frightening


11 posted on 07/18/2018 2:25:38 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative (Nature is the ultimate conservative.)
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There was never a doubt the politicians/political “judges” in Kali were never going to allow their power to be diminished by two-thirds.


12 posted on 07/18/2018 2:27:26 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Florida south of Orlando........................


13 posted on 07/18/2018 2:29:34 PM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world discovered the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: Jim Robinson

Just saying, perhaps 90% of the signatories were Democrats from the coast.......and that didn’t take into consideration of the WHOLE REST OF THE STATE. (But Dems are like that. Ignore those that don’t agree with you and put a 3-State initiative on the ballot that would totally favor the Left.....in all 3 states.)


14 posted on 07/18/2018 2:29:54 PM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.a)
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To: tomkat

While we’re at it:

Lop Miami off of Florida

Occupied Northern Virginia off of Virginia

Portland off of Oregon

Seattle off of Washington State

Detroit off of Michigan

Those cities/areas do not fit at all in the states they are in along with Chicago in the rest of Illinois and Pittsburg/Philly in the rest of Pennsylvania and NYC in NY State.


15 posted on 07/18/2018 2:32:08 PM PDT by FLT-bird
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To: Jim Robinson

Of course they will not obey what any court says and do it anyway.

California is above the law.


16 posted on 07/18/2018 2:32:23 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Jim Robinson
we conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election

What actual harm comes from anything appearing on a ballot? Even if it gets a majority of votes, there is no operative effect unless and until many other things happen... but that first "if" is pretty large as well. How can the CA SC decide that the appearance causes actual harm in and of itself?

17 posted on 07/18/2018 2:35:56 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: FLT-bird

I live in Occupied Norther Virginia and I agree!


18 posted on 07/18/2018 2:36:22 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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I’d love to see Minnesota split.

One state would be blue - the inner cities of Minneapolis/St Paul plus the first and maybe some second ring suburbs.

One state would be red - essentially all the rest of the state minus the Iron Range a few cities like Mankato and Winona.


19 posted on 07/18/2018 2:36:38 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: miss marmelstein

I did not realize California courts took plebiscites seriously.


20 posted on 07/18/2018 2:40:42 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satan's finest work.)
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