Re "Decision imperils initiative process" (Forum, July 7): The column by Edwin Meese III and John C. Eastman is filled with specious, false and twisted information and leaky logic.
The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing the federal trial judge's ruling on Proposition 8 to stand does not "imperil" the initiative process in California.
Proposition 8 was unconstitutional from its inception and the attorneys who argued in favor of Proposition 8 failed to show any negative or damaging consequences to traditional heterosexual marriage as alleged by Proposition 8.
The true test is simple: Let's say that 7 million California voters had approved an initiative to reinstate the "Jim Crow" laws in California and this initiative was struck down as unconstitutional.
Would the intiative process have been damaged? The answer is "no". Meese and Eastman's "collusive" arguments just do not hold water by any stretch of the imagination.
-- Ale I. Ostrom, Auburn