Republican Nat'l Comm. v. Burton
455 U.S. 1301 (1982)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Republican Nat'l Comm. v. Burton, 455 U.S. 1301 (1982)

Republican National Committee v. Burton

No. A-768 (81-1641)

Decided March 11, 1982

455 U.S. 1301

Syllabus

An application for a stay, pending appeal, of the California Supreme Court's judgment -- which held that a statewide referendum petition had effectively suspended the operation of California statutes redistricting congressional districts after the 1980 census, but that the June 8, 1962, primary election nonetheless should be conducted in accordance with the districts established by those statutes -- is denied. Even assuming that the California Supreme Court wrongly interpreted the effect of pertinent federal statute, that court's judgment appears to be based on adequate and independent state grounds, and this Court has no jurisdiction to review decisions based on such grounds.

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