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NEWS: Critics say Supreme Court’s Prop 8 ruling takes power from voters, gives it to state officials

The Washington Times reports that many are concerned about the precedent the Supreme Court has set by ruling that the private group behind Proposition 8 had no standing to defend it in federal court. Critics are worried that the decision effectively gives state officials the unchecked power to nullify ballot initiatives they dislike by refusing to enforce them or defend them in court.

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NEWS: Last-minute 'gut and amend' laws bypass scrutiny in California

The Sacramento Bee's Laurel Rosenhall reviews the recent crop of "gut-and-amend" bills that were signed by Governor Brown in the last days of the legislative session.

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NEWS: Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill restricting ballot initiative to November elections

The Sacramento Bee reports that Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday restricting California ballot initiatives to November elections, when turnout is higher and more advantageous for Democrats.

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OPINION: Dan Walters: Bill to shift ballot measures is tough one for Brown

Dan Walters, writing for the Press-Telegram weighs decisions before Governor Brown on SB 202, a bill which would restrict California's statewide initiative ballot measures to the every-other-year November general election.

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NEWS: Democrats propose measures to rein in California initiative process

The Los Angeles Times reports that Democrats in the Legislature are trying to make it harder for Californians to pass their own laws at the ballot box.

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