December 12, 2005
"Putting a chill on the initiative process; An appeals court ruling that requires petitions to be multilingual in certain areas could short-circuit propositions and recalls"
The Los Angeles Times has published my oped this morning. It begins: "A LITTLE-NOTICED ruling from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last month threatens to throw a monkey wrench into California's initiative process, and it has already been used by City Council members in Rosemead to block a recall election. The court should reconsider the case, and in the meantime indicate that its ruling does not apply to recall and initiative petitions already in circulation at the time of the court's decision in late November."