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Constitutional Issues Concerning the Right of Local Initiative in California

The California Constitution reserves to the people the right to enact laws directly by initiative.1   Since 1976, the exercise of this right in local elections has given rise to considerable litigation. This article explores the right of local initiative, the limitations on that right, and the continually greater deference given that right, culminating with last...

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