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‘Cal-3’ plan would separate California into three States
To break Plan California into three States makes it on the ballot; Trace Gallagher explains what the plan would mean for the state and the reaction that it receives.
The sponsor of the “Cal-3” – initiative to California split into three States, the state Supreme Court asked on Friday to dismiss a lawsuit the proposal calls for comes from the November ballot.
Tim Draper, a venture capitalist, spent more than $1.7 million to support the initiative, said the court in a letter that there is not enough time to consider properly the legal challenge for his trouble.
Venture capitalist Tim Draper, sponsor of the “Cal-3” – initiative.
He said that he was not served properly with the complaint by responding to him in less time.
“I only respond in a day or two, to a complex, multi-faceted attack on my Constitution, wrote legal initiative,” Draper. “This court’s long history, not be ignored jealous of the exercise of the initiative power should not cavalierly, especially on such a condensed schedule.”
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The planning and conservation League, an environmental group that filed the lawsuit on Monday, arguing that Draper’s plan exceeds the scope of an initiative, because it would frame dramatically, California’s change in government, and constitutional law.
“The dislocation and the disruption that would be caused by something as big as this just can’t be underestimated,” said Carlyle Hall, a lawyer working on the lawsuit. “This is not going to make things better.”
“The dislocation and the disruption that would be caused by something as big as this just can’t be underestimated. This will not make things better.”
– Carlyle Hall, a lawyer, planning and conservation League
The initiative could harm the environment, and if California’s strong environmental protection measures to be scrapped and replaced by something weaker, which could happen if the state were separated, hall.
Draper argued that the “Cal-3” – action do not go beyond what can be achieved in an initiative. If passed by voters, it would be only the first step in the direction of the division of the state, he said.
The Cal-3 initiative, the state would break out in Northern California, California and southern California.
“Californians flee bad schools, crime, people, drought, high taxes, business barriers, and extremely high cost of living due to the poor arrangements made.”msgstr””#VoteYesCal3 to resist problems and against our state is constantly deteriorating. https://t.co/aTWuGcIbLF #YESProp9
— Cal-3 (@VoteCal3) July 13, 2018
Over at the ballot box is only the first hurdle.
The measure then heads to ask the Governor, the U.S. Congress for ultimate approval, is likely to be a large order.
If the Congress were to have a green light, it would then be the state, the legislature, in order to determine exactly how the split would happen, including the question of how the state of the debt would be shared.
Each of the three States would shape their own governance structure.
Proponents of the division of California claim that the nation’s most populous state ungovernable because of its size, the richness of differences and geographical diversity.
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Meanwhile, Michael Salerno, a professor of law at the University of California, Hastings, described the proposal as with a profound impact, if approved.
“It would not surprise me if the court took it from the vote,” he said.
Although California, exists as it is today, is heavily Democratic, the new proposed southern California, could not be. Democrats have only a slight registration advantage over Republicans in this region.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Amy Lieu is a news editor and a reporter for Fox News.