UHLER V. AFL-CIO, 468 U. S. 1310 (1986)

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Uhler v. AFL-CIO, 468 U.S. 1310 (1986)

Uhler v. AFL-CIO

No. A-137

Decided September 7, 1984

468 U.S. 1310


An application to stay the California Supreme Court's mandate prohibiting the placement on the State's November 1984 ballot of an initiative that would require the California Legislature (or the California Secretary of State) to request Congress to call a Constitutional Convention for the purpose of amending the Federal Constitution to require a balanced federal budget is denied. The California Supreme Court ruled that the proposed initiative would violate both the Federal and State Constitutions, and a majority of this Court would probably conclude that there was an adequate and independent state ground for the state court's decision. Moreover, applicants' "political question" claim probably would not be viewed as raising a substantial federal question.

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