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: '''NOTE''': ''The following tab shows a list of lawsuits, by state, that were filed against statewide ballot measures aiming for the 2014 ballot. Click the "show" link to read about specifics of a particular lawsuit.''
  
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==Missouri==
  
* [[2014 ballot measure litigation]]
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===[[Missouri Campaign Contributions Cap Amendment (2014)]]=== 
* [[List of ballot measure lawsuits in 2012]]
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: '''NOTE:''' ''Each lawsuit against proposed 2014 ballot measures includes a basis, or reason, as to why plaintiffs filed the lawsuit. For example, a reason for a filed lawsuit, or "topic", could include arguments that a measure's ballot text is insufficient.''
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<center>'''''No ballot measure lawsuits have been filed in 2014. Any information on ballot measure lawsuits can be sent to [mailto:aortiz@ballotpedia.org Al Ortiz], Assistant Project Director of Ballot Measures.'''''</center>
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==Ballot text==
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==Campaign contributions==
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==Constitutionality==
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==Circulators==
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==Deadlines==
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==Fiscal summary==
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===Missouri===
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====[[Missouri Campaign Contributions Cap Amendment (2014)]]====
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{{Collapsible list
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==Labor practices==
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==Motivation of sponsors==
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==Post-certification removal==
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==Redistricting==
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==Single-subject rule==
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==Signature challenges==
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==Voter guide==
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=Past measures=
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: '''NOTE''': ''The following tab shows a list of lawsuits, by state, that were filed '''in 2014''' against past ballot measures.''
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===California===
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===Measure B (condoms)===
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[[File:Kayden Kross.jpg|thumb|200px|Kayden Kross, a co-plaintiff in the federal lawsuit to overturn [[Los Angeles Porn Actors Required to Wear Condoms Act, Measure B (November 2012)|Measure B]]]]
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A federal lawsuit was filed with the [[judgepedia:United States District Court for the Central District of California|United States District Court for the Central District of California]] on January 11, 2014 that seeks to have the federal court overturn [[Los Angeles Porn Actors Required to Wear Condoms Act, Measure B (November 2012)|Measure B, the Los Angeles Porn Actors Required to Wear Condoms Act]]. The lawsuit was filed by porn production company Vivid Entertainment. Porn stars Kayden Kross and Logan Pierce joined the lawsuit as plaintiffs.<ref name=lawsuit>[http://www.torontosun.com/2014/01/12/top-porn-producer-sues-to-overturn-los-angeles-condom-law ''Toronto Sun'', "Porn producer sues to overturn Los Angeles condom law", January 12, 2014]</ref>
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Paul Cambria is the lead attorney for the plaintiffs. He said, "You don’t have to win an Oscar to be protected by the First Amendment."
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The lawsuit says that Measure B should be overturned for several reasons. Those reasons include:
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* It violates the First Amendment by imposing an unconstitutional prior restraint on freedom of expression.
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* It attempts to regulate an area (public health) which should exclusively be regulated by state law.
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The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which sponsored Measure B, expressed confidence that the lawsuit would fail. Tom Myers, an attorney for the group, said, "Despite what the adult industry’s lawyers are claiming in this lawsuit, Measure B is not directed at speech and as such their First Amendment claims will likely ring hollow with the court."<ref name=lawsuit/>
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===Measure L (parcel tax)===
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A lawsuit was filed against [[San Leandro Unified School District parcel tax, Measure L (November 2012)|Measure L, the San Leandro Unified School District parcel tax enacted in November 2012]] in January 2014 on grounds similar to those in ''[[Borikas v. Alameda Unified School District]]''.<ref name=lawsuitl>[http://sanleandro.patch.com/articles/lawsuit-challenges-measure-l-san-leandro-s-split-roll-school-parcel-tax#photo-12018794 ''San Leandro Patch'', "Lawsuit Challenges Measure L, San Leandro's 'Split Roll' School Parcel Tax", January 28, 2014]</ref>
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Lawsuits were also filed in January 2014 against:
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* [[West Contra Costa Unified School District parcel tax, Measure G (November 2012)|West Contra Costa Unified, Measure G (November 2012)]]
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* [[Davis Joint Unified School District parcel tax, Measure E (November 2012)|Davis Joint Unified, Measure E (November 2012)]]
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* [[Local Classrooms Funding Authority parcel tax, Measure CL (November 2012)|A consortium of five districts in Los Angeles County, Measure CL (November 2012)]]<ref name=manylawsuits>[http://www.contracostatimes.com/education/ci_22492183/san-leandro-west-contra-costa-schools-and-others ''Contra Costa Tiimes'', "San Leandro, West Contra Costa schools and others sued over parcel taxes", February 1, 2014]</ref>
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All the lawsuits were filed by David Brillant, the Walnut Creek attorney who successfully argued ''Borikas''.<ref name=manylawsuits/>
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: '''NOTE''': ''This tab includes lawsuits filed against proposed 2014 local ballot measures. Ballotpedia tracks local ballot measures, and includes local lawsuits that are found across news reports. To inform Ballotpedia of a local lawsuit near you, contact [mailto:ballotmeasures@ballotpedia.org ballotmeasures@ballotpedia.org].''
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<center>'''''No ballot measure lawsuits have been filed in 2014. Any information on ballot measure lawsuits can be sent to [mailto:aortiz@ballotpedia.org Al Ortiz], Assistant Project Director of Ballot Measures.'''''</center>
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==See also==
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* [[List of ballot measure lawsuits in 2013]]
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* [[List of ballot measure lawsuits in 2012]]
  
 
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Revision as of 08:34, 4 September 2013

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NOTE: The following tab shows a list of lawsuits, by state, that were filed against statewide ballot measures aiming for the 2014 ballot. Click the "show" link to read about specifics of a particular lawsuit.

Missouri

Missouri Campaign Contributions Cap Amendment (2014)


NOTE: Each lawsuit against proposed 2014 ballot measures includes a basis, or reason, as to why plaintiffs filed the lawsuit. For example, a reason for a filed lawsuit, or "topic", could include arguments that a measure's ballot text is insufficient.
No ballot measure lawsuits have been filed in 2014. Any information on ballot measure lawsuits can be sent to Al Ortiz, Assistant Project Director of Ballot Measures.

Ballot text

Campaign contributions

Constitutionality

Circulators

Deadlines

Fiscal summary

Missouri

Missouri Campaign Contributions Cap Amendment (2014)


Labor practices

Motivation of sponsors

Post-certification removal

Redistricting

Single-subject rule

Signature challenges

Voter guide

NOTE: The following tab shows a list of lawsuits, by state, that were filed in 2014 against past ballot measures.

California

Measure B (condoms)

Kayden Kross, a co-plaintiff in the federal lawsuit to overturn Measure B

A federal lawsuit was filed with the United States District Court for the Central District of California on January 11, 2014 that seeks to have the federal court overturn Measure B, the Los Angeles Porn Actors Required to Wear Condoms Act. The lawsuit was filed by porn production company Vivid Entertainment. Porn stars Kayden Kross and Logan Pierce joined the lawsuit as plaintiffs.[2]

Paul Cambria is the lead attorney for the plaintiffs. He said, "You don’t have to win an Oscar to be protected by the First Amendment."

The lawsuit says that Measure B should be overturned for several reasons. Those reasons include:

  • It violates the First Amendment by imposing an unconstitutional prior restraint on freedom of expression.
  • It attempts to regulate an area (public health) which should exclusively be regulated by state law.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which sponsored Measure B, expressed confidence that the lawsuit would fail. Tom Myers, an attorney for the group, said, "Despite what the adult industry’s lawyers are claiming in this lawsuit, Measure B is not directed at speech and as such their First Amendment claims will likely ring hollow with the court."[2]

Measure L (parcel tax)

A lawsuit was filed against Measure L, the San Leandro Unified School District parcel tax enacted in November 2012 in January 2014 on grounds similar to those in Borikas v. Alameda Unified School District.[3]

Lawsuits were also filed in January 2014 against:

All the lawsuits were filed by David Brillant, the Walnut Creek attorney who successfully argued Borikas.[4]

NOTE: This tab includes lawsuits filed against proposed 2014 local ballot measures. Ballotpedia tracks local ballot measures, and includes local lawsuits that are found across news reports. To inform Ballotpedia of a local lawsuit near you, contact ballotmeasures@ballotpedia.org.
No ballot measure lawsuits have been filed in 2014. Any information on ballot measure lawsuits can be sent to Al Ortiz, Assistant Project Director of Ballot Measures.

References

See also