Docket Nos. 50497, 50997.

150 Cal.App.3d 90 (1983)

197 Cal. Rptr. 643

MARGARET TINSLEY et al., Petitioners, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN MATEO COUNTY, Respondent; MENLO PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT et al., Real Parties in Interest. MARGARET TINSLEY et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division One.

December 23, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Gerald Z. Marer, Alan G. Marer, Keogh, Marer & Flicker, Keogh, Marer & Sid, Sidney L. Berlin, Berlin & Goodman, Joseph Cotchett and Cotchett, Dyer & Illston for Petitioners and Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Jack Robertson, Fred Okrand, Mark D. Rosenbaum, Mary Ellen Gale, Antonio Rodriguez, Joseph Duff, Margaret Crosby, Alan Schlosser and Amitai Schwartz as Amici Curiae on behalf of Petitioners and Plaintiffs and Appellants.

No appearance for Respondent.

G. Kip Edwards, Michael D. Torpey, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Margaret E. O'Donnell, Breon, Galgani & Godino, Breon, Galgani, Godino & O'Donnell, Sanford Jay Rosen, Barbara Y. Phillips, Edmundo Vasquez Padilla, Mitchell Zimmerman, Kathleen J. Purcell, Rosen & Remcho, LaDoris Hazzard Cordell, Keith V. Breon, Keith C. Sorenson and James P. Fox, District Attorneys, George F. Camerlengo and Thomas F. Casey III, Deputy District Attorneys, for Real Parties in Interest and for Defendants and Respondents.



We consider in this appeal the constitutionality and effect of article I, section 7 of the California Constitution, amended by passage of Proposition 1 by the electorate on November 6, 1979.1

Appellants are guardian ad litem parents and their children, the latter of whom either attend or are eligible to attend schools operated by...

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