In his latest Justia.com column, Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar provides an update on a proposal that seeks to carve California up into three separate states. He writes:
"Last week, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, the driving force behind the proposal, announced that his organization had gathered more than 600,000 signatures from registered voters throughout the state’s 58 counties. That volume of signatures, if verified by the California Secretary of State, would easily exceed the number of signatures required by state law to put the measure on the statewide ballot this November. If California voters were to adopt the measure, it would then move on to be considered by the federal government; the US Constitution requires federal as well as state approval before new states are added to the union."
He goes on to summarize the proposal and offer some key considerations that California voters should consider when the measure comes to a vote.
Read the full post at verdict.justia.com.