Could this fall under the spectrum of hate speech? I just finished reading the majority opinion of R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul (1992), where in writing for the majority, SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia wrote: Because of this, SCOTUS embraced the idea that hate speech is protected speech, unless it leads to imminent hate violence. That was also upheld in Snyder v. Phelps (of Westboro fame). Anyway, enter this proposal, via California's initiative process, allowing anyone with the money and enough signatures, to go directly to the ballot, shutting out the legislative process altogether.. in which the state's Attorney General can do nothing about. http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article15394181.html So in short, if the AG decides to stop this, it opens the AG up to scrutiny if he/she were to refuse to allow something that was legal, or not issue one altogether and immediately asserting that it is illegal, when the test case hasn't been tried. The other option is for the AG to do absolutely nothing, in which this could go to the next stage (signature gathering). This could get real ugly if it does hit the ballot box next election. BL.