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Orange County supervisors are now calling on the state Supreme Court to hear their lawsuit seeking to eradicate a 2001 pension increase that was granted retroactively to deputy sheriffs.
Supervisors today voted 4-1 — with Supervisor Janet Nguyen dissenting — to bring their lawsuit to the high court following a rejection of the case last month by the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles.
The county will ask the court to decide whether the pension increase violates the state constitution’s provisions on debt limits.
Depending upon when the county submits its briefs, and the deputy sheriff’s union replies, the Supreme Court would have 90 days to consider the case.
The appellate court took less than two weeks to render its decision.
— NORBERTO SANTANA, JR.
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