Gov. Brown turns to state Supreme Court to keep crime initiative headed to ballot

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday pe­ti­tioned the state Su­preme Court to put his pro­posed crime bal­lot ini­ti­at­ive back on track for the Novem­ber bal­lot.
A Sac­ra­mento County Su­per­i­or Court judge on Wed­nes­day ruled that the ini­ti­at­ive, by be­ing filed as an amend­ment to an earli­er bal­lot is­sue after pub­lic com­ment had ended, had failed to fol­low state law.
Brown’s pe­ti­tion ar­gues that the pending ini­ti­at­ive af­fects “the lives of hun­dreds of men and wo­men who are cur­rently in­car­cer­ated and in­eligible for pa­role.”
Law­yers for the gov­ernor ask the court to stay the lower court rul­ing and al­low At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Kamala Har­ris to is­sue a title and sum­mary of the pro­pos­al that would al­low Brown to be­gin col­lect­ing sig­na­tures needed to put the meas­ure be­fore voters.

Sources: California Supreme Court