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Judge’s Proposed Ruling Deems LA County Measure J Unconstitutional




People hold signs during a Black Lives Matter protest near The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors building on the first anniversary of George Floyd's murder on May 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
People hold signs during a Black Lives Matter protest near The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors building on the first anniversary of George Floyd's murder on May 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Last November, Los Angeles County voters passed Measure J, which required the county to set aside 10 percent of unrestricted county funds to social justice and diversion programs. But a proposed ruling from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel calls the measure unconstitutional in the way that it restricts county executives from The Los Angeles Times reports the official ruling is expected in the coming weeks.

Today on AirTalk, we’ll look at some of the legal underpinnings of the ruling, and what it could mean for the county if the ruling is upheld.

With guest host Sharon McNary

Guest:

Fredric Woocher, partner at Strumwasser & Woocher LLP in Los Angeles