Description: Challenge to wording of ballot initiative concerning suspending implementation of AB 32.
Coupal v. Bowen
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 08/03/2010 Order Download Order issued granting in part and denying in part petition for peremptory writ of mandate. On August 3, 2010, the court issued an order making certain revisions to the title and summary of the initiative. 07/26/2010 Petition for Writ of Mandate Download Petition for writ of mandate filed. Proponents of a ballot initiative to suspend implementation of California’s GlobalWarming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) filed a lawsuit in state court to amend the legal title and summary of the proposed measure. The complaint alleged that the title Attorney General Edmund “Jerry” Brown prepared for the measure, Proposition 23, was misleading and unfair. When submitted to the Attorney General, the measure was titled “California Jobs
Initiative.” After reviewing the measure, the Attorney General changed the title to “Suspends Air Pollution Control Laws Requiring Major Polluters to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming Until Employment Drops Below Specified Level for Full Year.”