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Amador Valley case

 

The generally accepted rules for constitutional provisions may be summarized as follows:

(1) a liberal, practical, and common-sense approach should be taken,

(2) the natural and ordinary meaning of the words used should be followed,

(3) the apparent intent of the framers should be fulfilled and absurd results avoided, ...

(See Amador Valley Joint Union High School District v. State Board of Equalization, 22 Cal.3d 208, 245)