Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Trevor A. Grimm , Jonathan M. Coupal and Timothy A. Bittle for Plaintiffs and Appellants.
David L. Lewellyn, Jr. , as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.
Edmund G. Brown, Jr. , and Kamala D. Harris , Attorneys General, Jonathan K. Renner , Assistant Attorney General, Stephen P. Acquisto and Ross C. Moody , Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendant and Respondent and for Real Parties in Interest and Respondents Geoff Brandt , State Printer, Edmund G. Brown, Jr. , and Kamala D. Harris , Attorneys General.
Diane F. Boyer-Vine , Robert A. Pratt and Marian M. Johnston for Real Party in Interest and Respondent California State Legislature.
Court of Appeals of California, Third District.
California voters have a powerful tool, the ballot initiative, to make public policy. (Cal. Const., art. II, § 8, subd. (a) ["The initiative is the power of the electors to propose statutes and amendments to the Constitution and to adopt or reject them."], art. IV, § 1 ["The legislative power of this State is vested in the California Legislature ... but the people reserve to...
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