Yesterday, Superior Court Judge Franz Miller, set a March 17, 2014 trial date for the Anaheim Voting Rights discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU on behalf of Anaheim Latino activists who claim that the current at-large system of electing city council members violates the California Voting Rights Act by suppressing the ability of Latinos to be elected in a city that is 53% Latino by population in favor a a wealthy and predominantly whit segment of Anaheim voters.
On Tuesday the City of Anaheim got three more weeks before a judge decides if a trial is warranted in a Voting Rights case filed against the city. Judge Miller granted Anaheim one last chance to change it’s mind before he makes a decision on July 30th. You know the saying, “Give ‘em enough rope, and they’ll hang themselves.”
Yesterday Orange County Superior Court Judge Franz Miller delayed the start of the trial over a voting rights lawsuit seeking district elections for city council members. Judge Miller agreed with the city that the committee debating the issue should be allowed to complete its work before he makes his ruling.
I just learned a little while ago that Judge Franz Miller ruled today against the City of Costa Mesa in their effort to force the OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley to place Righeimer’s Charter on the ballot in June. As outlined in his preliminary ruling released yesterday, Miller found that the City had not established any irreparable harm if the measure were delayed until the November election.
Monday was a bad day in court for the for the City of Costa Mesa in its effort to rush to the ballot Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer’s City Charter Initiative. Judge Franz Miller’s preliminary ruling rejects the city’s attempt to use the City Clerk as the petitioner in the suit since she is not a Costa Mesa resident…