Ninth Circuit Upholds California Law Requiring Proponent of a Local Initiative to be Named on the Petition

By Richard Winger On April 3, the Ninth Circuit upheld a California law that says local initiative sponsors must have their name on the initiative petition. The April 3 decision is from an en banc panel. The original 3-judge panel last year had struck down that law by a 2-1 vote. Chula Vista Citizens for Jobs v Norris, 12-55726. The plaintiff had argued that his privacy was violated by having his name on the petition. Here is the decision. Thanks to How Appealing for the link. …read more