Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Steinberg Files Line-Item Veto Lawsuit

Here is the story from the Sacramento Bee. Here is the San Francisco Chronicle story, by Bob Egelko, which adds that the case has been assigned to Judge Peter Busch, a former partner of mine who is now one of the two law and motion judges in the San Francisco Superior Court. Here is a copy of the petition itself (thanks to Robin Johansen, petitioner's counsel, for sending it along).
ps. Here is an article analyzing the politics of the lawsuit.
pps. Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the line item vetoes in the Court of Appeal in San Francisco. Here is the petition and here are the exhibits; and here is a link to the docket for that case.

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