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The initiative would need to garner the required 365,000 signatures in order to make it on to the 2016 ballot. Then, voters would still have to pass it and courts would have to rule it constitutional.
The California Supreme Court has the power to keep measures off the ballot if they violate the state Constitution. Presumably the justices could locate a state constitutional provision that would discourage shooting people in the head, notes SF Gate.
Article continues belowSince reports of McLaughlin’s proposal surfaced, a petition has asked the State Bar of California to nullify his license.
State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Los Angeles) has also called on the Bar to investigate McLaughlin, saying the measure isn’t just offensive, it’s in violation of the California bar’s code of conduct for attorneys.