Far right-wing California Senator Tom Harman, a cohort of the Yes on 8 campaign, has introduced a bill that would compel the Attorney General to defend all ballot measures that get challenged in court, including Proposition 8. SB 5 would also authorize the groups that place measures on the ballot to defend their measures in court, a right that has been reserved for the state once a measure becomes a law.
Help us stop them. Let's say 'NO' to Yes on 8.
Please oppose SB 5, Defense of Initiative Statutes.
This bill would compel the Attorney General to defend ballot measures that are struck down in court, even if she determines that it is not in the State’s best interest. Attorney General Harris has sworn not to defend Prop. 8 in court because it is unconstitutional. SB 5 is designed to compel her to defend this discriminatory measure.
SB 5 would also authorize the groups that placed measures on the ballot to defend their measures in court, a right that has been reserved for the state once a measure becomes a law.
Please, oppose SB 5, and keep groups like the Yes on 8 campaign from stepping into the State's shoes to appeal court decisions.
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