McGeorge School of Law

McGeorge’s 2018 California Initiative Review Analyses Propositions

October 25, 2018

Faculty and students who contributed to the 2018 California Initative Review.

Faculty and students who contributed to the 2018 California Initiative Review.

The audience at the California Initiative Forum at the McGeorge School of Law Lecture Hall on Oct. 24, 2018.

The audience at the California Initiative Forum at the McGeorge School of Law Lecture Hall on Oct. 24, 2018.

The California Initiative Review (CIR) "Initiatives at a Glance" 2018 publication is available now on the McGeorge website (pdf). The full 2018 California Initiative Review is also published online. A video of the California Initiative Review Forum held Oct. 24, 2018 is also on the McGeorge YouTube channel.

The CIR is a nonpartisan, objective publication which provides comprehensive, independent analyses of California Ballot initiatives. The review is published each statewide election year by the Capital Center for Law & Policy and is presented to the public at the McGeorge California Initiative Forum. The CIR and the "Initiatives at a Glance" supplement are written by law students enrolled in the California Initiative Seminar course at McGeorge School of Law. This fall 12 students were enrolled in the seminar, and they evaluated each of the 11 statewide measures featured on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Editing of each analysis is performed by student editors under Professor Mary-Beth Moylan's supervision.

"We were happy to see a large turnout of fellow students, faculty, alumni and interested citizens at the forum," said Professor Moylan. "Voting on ballot propositions is a responsibility that every California voting-age citizen undertakes, and having an electorate educated about the propositions is crucial to the success of direct democracy. We are so glad that so many people are taking this responsibility seriously," added Professor Moylan.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, Professor Moylan and the student authors of the California Initiative Review 2018 presented their nonpartisan analyses to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Citrus Heights/American River and Sacramento branches. Professor Moylan was interviewed on Capitol Public Radio's Insight program by Beth Ruyak on Monday, Oct. 23, and she presented on the California Initiative Review to the Sacramento Rotary Club on Oct. 23, as well.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, students from the California Initiative Seminar presented to law and policy classes at McClatchy High School.

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