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Appeal Filed On Governor’s Redistricting Measure

Sacramento, CA — Supporters of a ballot measure aimed at redrawing congressional and legislative districts have been granted a temporary suspension of a lower court ruling that ordered Proposition 77 off the ballot.

The measure, one of three backed by Governor Schwarzenegger for the November special election, would give authority for redrawing district boundaries to a panel of retired judges.

But organizers of the petition drive mistakenly used two different versions in the circulation process prompting a Sacramento County judge to toss the measure from the ballot last week.

An appeals court judge agreed to stay the lower court order until the case could be decided.

The ruling allows the measure to be included in a public display of all the measures qualified for the November eighth special election.