Schriver v. Bench

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Schriver v. Bench is a court case that was decided by the Utah Supreme Court in 1957.

The plaintiffs wanted to put a measure on the ballot that would set firefighter and police salaries via initiative. The court disagreed, saying that the setting of salaries is an administrative function of government, not a legislative function of government--and that the only topics that can be addressed in initiatives are those that are legislative in nature.

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