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MARINE FORESTS SOC'Y v. CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMM'N, C038753

The California Coastal Commission's interpretation and implementation of the California Coastal Act of 1976 is an executive function, and the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly's power to appoint and remove the Commission's voting members contravenes the separation of powers clause of California's Constitution.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/30/2002
  • Published 12/30/2002

Judges

  • SCOTLAND, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Joseph E. Petrillo, David P. Lanferman, Thomas D. Roth, Peter F. Ziblatt, San Francisco, for the Home Builders Association of Northern California, The California Building Industry Association, The Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation, The Building Industry Association of San Diego and The California Association of Realtors., M. Reed Hopper and Anne M. Hayes, for Pacific Legal Foundation., Jenkins & Hogin, Christi Hogin, Malibu, and Gregg Kovacevich, for the City of Malibu.

  • For Appellees:
  • The Zumbrun Law Firm and Ronald A. Zumbrun, Sacramento, for Plaintiffs and Respondents., Berger & Norton and Michael M. Berger, Los Angeles, for Signal Landmark and Hearthside Homes as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Respondents., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Richard M. Frank, Chief Assistant Attorney General, J. Matthew Rodriquez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Joseph Barbieri, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Lisa Trankley, Deputy Attorney General, for Defendants and Appellants.
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