Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Activists Pressure California Supreme Court to Allow Voters to Weigh in on Citizens United

Activists rallied at the offices of the California Supreme Court in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento to pressure the court to reverse its decision to remove a proposition from the November ballot. Last week the court ruled, in a five to one decision, to remove a proposition that would have gauged Californian’s approval of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. Proposition 49 would have asked voters whether congress should create a constitutional amendment to overturn the landmark ruling. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association sued to remove prop 49, arguing that state legislators did not have the authority to put an advisory measure on the ballot. Nick St. Charles filed this report from San Francisco.