Ballot Measure to Make California Into Six States? Not Gonna Happen

Tech Crunch reports on the plan, but leaves out the most important detail: The California Supreme Court would almost certainly rule that such a measure cannot go on the ballot as an initiative because one can only amend, but not revise, the state Constitution.  Under the state supreme court’s test for revisions (most recently in a case involving the Proposition 8 anti-same sex marriage measure), splitting the state into six would count as a revision.

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