Lawsuit to Overturn Prop. 13: Been There Done That
Sacramento — In response to the filing of a suit seeking to have Proposition 13 declared unconstitutional Jon Coupal president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association issued the following statement:
In the Amador case the seminal case upholding the constitutionality of Proposition 13 the California Supreme Court specifically addressed the legal argument that Prop. 13 was a revision of the California Constitution and rejected it outright. Among silly lawsuits filed in recent years this is a major contender.
The suit filed last week by Charles Young former chancellor of the University of California Los Angeles attempts to make the case that Proposition 13 is invalid because it is a revision not an amendment to the State Constitution. This argument was made in the 1978 case Amador Valley Joint Union High School District v. State Board of Equalization and was rejected by the California Supreme Court.
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is ready willing and able to defend against any assaults against Proposition 13.