CALIFORNIA SC UPHOLDS RECALL

Via Drudge, this WaPo story:

The state Supreme Court on Thursday declined to intervene in California’s recall election, clearing the way for an Oct. 7 vote on whether to remove Gov. Gray Davis from office.

The announcement came after the justices held hours of closed-door discussions that began Wednesday, and after more than 400 would-be governors from all political persuasions and backgrounds took out nomination papers in advance of the 5 p.m. Saturday deadline to file their candidacy.

The justices, six Republicans and one Democrat, chose not to enter the politically charged recall arena, two weeks after the election was certified. Never before has California’s sitting governor been targeted by a voter-driven recall election that qualified for the ballot.

This was hardly a surprise, but worth noting.

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Comments

  1. PoliBlog says:

    Two Months It Is
    Davis will get no respite from the recall, and Arnie’s opponents have to figure out a way to raise money and their profiles in a scant two months. Hat tip: OTB….