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Found. for Taxpayer Rights v. Garamendi, B173987

Senate Bill No. 841, a legislative amendment to Proposition 103, is invalid where it does not further the purposes of Proposition 103 and therefore exceeds the power to amend the initiative that the voters granted to the legislature.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/27/2005
  • Published 09/27/2005


  • FLIER, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Douglas L. Hallett, Joseph B. Miller, Marc J. Levine, Orange;  and Victor Poltrock, Los Angeles, for Intervener and Appellant Mercury Insurance Group., Barger & Wolen, Kent R. Keller, Larry M. Golub, Allison C. Gordon and Michael A.S. Newman, Los Angeles, for Intervener and Appellant Association of California Insurance Companies.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Locker, Attorney General, W. Dean Freeman, Mark P. Richelson, and Stephen Lew, Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendant and Appellant., Harvey Rosenfield, Santa Monica, and Pamela M. Pressley, for Plaintiff and Respondent Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights., Mark Savage, San Francisco, and Norma Garcia, Costa Mesa, for Plaintiffs and Respondents Consumers Union of U.S., Inc., Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles, and National Council of La Raza., Richard A. Marcantonio, San Rafael, and Michelle N. Rodriguez, for Plaintiffs and Respondents., Strumwasser & Woocher, Michael J. Strumwasser, Fredric D. Woocher, Santa Monica, Becky L. Monroe;  Gary M. Cohen, San Francisco, and Bryant Henley, for Defendant and Respondent., Gosharian & Marshall, Mark Goshgarian, Calabasas;  Roxborough, Pomerance & Nye, Drew E. Pomerance and Vincent S. Gannuscio, Los Angeles, for Intervener and Respondent.
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