District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson was interviewed on KFI AM640's top-rated John & Ken show yesterday afternoon to explain the reasons why he has taken City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to court over Trutanich's intended use of a misleading ballot designation.
That Jackson would actually take Trutanich to court over his latest deceptive practice was likely something unexpected. Thus far his response had been bluster, with his campaign claiming that Jackson's ballot designation "Gang homicide prosecutor" is misleading. However, Trutanich has not backed-up his claims by suing Jackson, indicating that even Trutanich does not see any legal basis for that challenge.
The Los Angeles Superior Court is expected to give a ruling on Trutanich's ballot designation by April 13. The LA County Registrar requires all ballot designations to be finalized by April 16, 2012, the deadline for printing ballots for the June 5, 2012 primary election.