For Immediate Release, Contact CRA President John W. Briscoe 714-791-6003
6/26/2013 – Today the US Supreme Court abdicated its responsibility, ruling that the appeal of California’s Proposition 8 was invalid because those appealing the overturning of Prop 8 did not have legal standing to do so.
Under the California Constitution, the California Attorney General is bound to defend ballot measures in Court, including those he/she disagrees with. Neither Jerry Brown nor Kamala Harris defended the voter-approved Proposition 8 and were rewarded for doing so by the US Supreme Court.
Attorney General Kamala Harris’ opponent lost by a fraction of a percentage point in 2010. This court decision would have been very different had Steve Cooley won. Let this be a lesson as to the importance of activism and joining CRA to defend the fabric of society.
In rendering this decision, the US Supreme Court has given a state’s attorney general veto power over voter-approved ballot measures. We are sure those Republicans that signed the anti-prop-8 amicus brief never realized the law of unintended consequences for their decision to do so.
Rest assured that the CRA will continue steadfastly promoting our 14 principles, supporting candidates that support our 14 principles and recruiting candidates for office that support our 14 principles.
John W Briscoe
President, California Republican Assembly
About The California Republican Assembly
Chartered in 1934, the CRA is the oldest Grassroots organization in California Republican Politics. The CRA endorsement has long been considered the Gold-Standard for “Republican Bona-Fides” in California. The CRA has over 50 chapters statewide and was referred to as the “Conscience of the Republican Party” by Ronald Reagan in 1976.