No. C050297.

32 Cal.Rptr.3d 562 (2005)

Edward J. COSTA et al., Petitioners, v. SUPERIOR COURT of Sacramento County, Respondent; Bill Lockyer et al., Real Parties in Interest.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District.

August 9, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Daniel M. Kolkey, G. Charles Nierlich, and Rebecca Justice Lazarus, San Francisco, for Petitioners.

No appearance for Respondent.

Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Richard M. Frank, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Louis R. Mauro, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Christopher E. Krueger, Supervising Attorney General, Leslie R. Lopez, Douglas J. Woods, Zackery P. Morazzini, Vickie P. Whitney, Deputy Attorneys General, for Real Party in Interest Bill Lockyer.

Olson, Hagel & Fishburn, Deborah B. Caplan, Lance H. Olson, Sacramento, and Richard C. Miadich, for Real Party in Interest Californians for Fair Representation—No on 77.

Knox, Lemmon and Anapolsky, Thomas S. Knox, Angela Schrimp De La Vergne, Glen C. Hansen, Sacramento, for Real Party in Interest Bruce McPherson, Secretary of State.

Linda A. Cabatic, Sacramento, for Real Party in Interest Geoff Brandt, Acting State Printer for the State of California.


The petitioners are proponents of a purported initiative measure to amend the provisions of the state Constitution, article XXI, governing the redistricting of California's Senate, Assembly, Congressional, and Board of Equalization districts. The proposal substitutes a three member panel of retired judges for the Legislature as the body to do the redistricting.

The measure was submitted to the Attorney...

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