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Fighting ballot bloat in California: The Prop. 49 ruling
Fighting ballot bloat in California: The Prop. 49 ruling

California voters will have one fewer ballot question to puzzle over in November thanks to a state Supreme Court decision removing an advisory referendum on whether the U.S. Constitution should be amended to overturn the Citizens United decision. The court's action is not only merciful but a blow for good government. Proposition 49 would have asked the voters to express an opinion — and that's all it would have been — about whether Congress should propose, and the California Legislature ratify, one or more amendments to the U.S. Constitution overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 decision in the Citizens United case. In that ruling, the court held that...

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