Taxpayer Rights Case Could Thwart Referendum Process

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 7:34 PM EDT) -- A legal fight over Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights is heating up after a recent Tenth Circuit decision kept the case alive, and experts say a potential federal court ruling that strikes the law down based on the U.S. Constitution’s so-called guarantee clause could spell trouble for similar voter initiatives across the nation.

The Tenth Circuit’s opinion last week in Kerr v. Hickenlooper paved the way for a possible future decision on what constitutes the guarantee of a republican form of government under Article IV of...
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