This post is way off-topic, but the Court of Appeal (Third Appellate District in Sacramento) has just today invalidated Proposition 80 and declared that it will not appear on the ballot for the November 2005 special election. Independent Energy Producers Assn. v. MacPherson, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (July 22, 2005). I've heard about at least one other court challenge to one of the initiatives, so I wonder how this bodes for the special election generally. UPDATE: I just learned that yesterday, a Sacramento County Superior Court judge threw Proposition 77 (the redistricting measure) off the ballot as well. Much more on that development at SoCalLawBlog. UPDATE: On July 27, the Supreme Court granted review and ordered Proposition 80 back on the ballot. Again, SoCalLawBlog has more.