As reported by Zuma Dogg earlier
, the case against the City Clowncil's term limit extension scheme - Measure R - is going to court next month before the same judge who tossed out Mayor Villaraigosa's school takeover legislation, AB 1381. Judge Dzintra Janavs,
a Republican, is known as a no-nonsense law and order jurist who interprets the constitution strictly. Given how the City Attorney and other legal experts have stated that Measure R clearly violates the state constitution, viewed through the prism of Janavs' ruling on AB 1381 its easy to anticipate Janavs will likely toss out Measure R.
Here is some background on Janavs. She served nearly 25 years in the US Attorney's office and was first appointed to the bench by former Governor George Deukmejian. Interestingly enough, earlier this year when she was up for re-election after 20 years on the bench she lost to a Manhattan Beach bagel shop owner
. Some view that voters may have had an issue with Janavs Latvian name. Governor Schwarzenegger later re-appointed Janavs to a vacant seat on the bench.
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