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California high court OKs advisory vote on Citizens United

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 7, 2016

The California Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for a non-binding state ballot measure asking voters for their opinions on corporate donations in political campaigns.

The court upheld the legality of Proposition 49, a measure backed by the state Legislature that had been slated for the 2014 ballot.

It would have asked voters whether Congress should propose an amendment overturning a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United that lifted many restrictions on corporate spending in elections.

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association had challenged the legality of Proposition 49, calling it a glorified public opinion poll aimed at influencing voter turnout.

Read the whole story at Lompoc Record

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