I had previously posted on PSI about California Attorney General Kamala Harris' abuse of her office to hobble a pair of pension-reform initiatives. She gave a slanted and dishonest title and summary. Here is my newspaper column on the subject, in which I made the following point:
We expect judges, no matter their political stripes, to apply the law as written. We expect election officials to battle election fraud no matter their personal preference for the outcome. Likewise, we expect state attorney generals, who are the head of California's "Justice" Department after all, to provide fair title and summaries of all initiatives that are submitted to that office--even ones the AG personally doesn't like. Without any civic spiritedness, people eventually will lose faith that they can make change by following the rules.