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St. John's Well Child & Family Ctr. v. Schwarzenegger, A125750

In a petition for writ of mandate by a nonprofit network of five community health centers and six school-based clinics in medically underserved areas of the state, claiming that Governor Schwarzenegger's use of his line-item veto authority exceeded constitutional limits because individual budget cuts he further reduced were not items of appropriation that could be individually vetoed or reduced, the petition is denied as the particular Assembly Bill 4X 1 budget reductions at issue were "items of appropriation" within the meaning of article IV, section 10(e) of the state constitution and the governor's line-item vetoes reducing them, while approving other portions of the Bill, were constitutionally authorized.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/02/2010
  • Published 03/02/2010



  • California Court of Appeal


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