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Voters To Weigh In On "Citizens United"

Californians will vote this fall on a non-binding advisory ballot measure that asks whether the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its “Citizens United” campaign finance ruling.

Governor Jerry Brown allowed a bill placing the measure on the November ballot to become law today without his signature, after lawmakers approved it last month.

The governor did the same thing to the same proposal two years ago after it won legislative approval. But after a taxpayers group sued, the California Supreme Court pulled it off the November 2014 ballot so it could rule on whether such an advisory measure was constitutional or not.

Earlier this year, the court said it is constitutional, so lawmakers approved the ballot measure once more. And once more, the governor is allowing it to go before voters.

This brings the number of November ballot measures to eight. One will likely be rescinded at the request of its backers, but up to 10 more could qualify if counties verify enough valid voter signatures for each of them.

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