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Taxpayers for Improving Pub. Safety v. Schwarzenegger, C057542

In a taxpayer lawsuit involving the California Legislature's issuance of bonds for the construction and renovation of prisons, defendant's demurrer to plaintiff's complaint was properly sustained where: 1) the Public Safety and Offender Rehabilitation Services Act did not violate the state debt limit, as the Act could be implemented in such a way as to fall within the contingency exception to the debt limit; and 2) defendant's demurrers were properly sustained without leave to amend as plaintiffs did not meet their burden of establishing how the complaint could be amended to state a cause of action.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/24/2009
  • Published 03/24/2009


  • HULL, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Sanders & Associates and Steve Sanders for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Christopher E. Krueger, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Stephen P. Acquisto, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Jason E. Rios and Seth E. Goldstein, Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendants and Respondents.
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