Earlier this week, the LA Times reported that the California Supreme Court voted unanimously to remove from the November ballot a measure to split California into three separate states. The initiative, know as "Cal 3," was funded by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper.
Illinois law dean and professor Vikram David Amar has long argued that the initiative amounted to an illegal state constitutional revision.
Referencing the California Supreme Court's decision, Amar said, "They would not have removed it from the ballot unless it was their considered judgment that it is very likely not a valid measure that can go to the voters."
In the weeks leading up to the decision, Amar also spoke about the various obstacles facing Cal3 with the National Review, and blogged about it for Justia.com.
LA Times article
Justia blog post
National Review article