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Proposition 13

The Times editorial (“Cleaning Up the Ballot,” Dec. 26) attacks Proposition 13 for being bad law. To prove its point the editorial states: “Ten years later, the meaning of Proposition 13 still is being fought out in the courts.”

Many of the lawsuits are the result of attempts by bureaucrats to make end runs around Proposition 13 with new definitions about taxes and assessments.

May I remind The Times, 200 years after adoption of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing freedom of the press, speech, and religion, it continues to face lawsuits clarifying exactly what it means.

JOEL FOX

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President

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn.

Los Angeles


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