The Supreme Court today announced it will hear oral arguments in Legislature v. Weber on May 8. The case concerns an original writ petition filed by California’s Legislature and its Governor seeking to prevent the November ballot from including an initiative that would make it more difficult to enact new taxes.

Although the 90-day rule gives the court until early August to issue an opinion, the petition says that, because of a California Secretary of State deadline, the court must rule by June 27 to keep the initiative off the ballot.


Former Governor Brown is an amicus in the challenge to an anti-tax initiative

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