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11/16/2011

Tomorrow: Another day to take undue interest in legal jargon

by Jeremy Hooper

Adam Bink brings us both a development and its meaning:

The California Supreme Court just announced it will issue its opinion tomorrow, November 17th at 10 AM PST regarding whether the proponents of ballot initiatives have authority to represent the state of California when the state’s public officials (governor and attorney general) decline to do so.

It’s important to note that tomorrow’s opinion, while influential, is more of a “hey 9th Circuit, here’s what we think about your question.” It’s not a binding decision per se. That said, many legal observers believe that the 9th Circuit will follow what the California Supreme Court decides on standing. The issue of whether Prop 8 is constitutional is another question.

FULL: BREAKING: CA Supreme Court to issue opinion on Prop 8/standing tomorrow [Prop 8 Trial Tracker]

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