The Supreme Court has posted photos and a video of this morning’s oral argument in Legislature v. Weber, an original writ proceeding started by California’s Legislature and its Governor to prevent the November ballot from including an initiative that would make it more difficult to enact new taxes.

California Courts photo

It might be just me, but the video seems to be only 30 minutes long and stops in the middle of the argument.

Although the 90-day rule gives the court until early August to issue an opinion in the case, the Legislature and Governor’s writ 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.

[May 9 update: Here is a link to video of the argument on YouTube.]


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