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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - December 05, 1988 in Eu v. San Francisco County Democratic Central Comm.

And that's true, is it, also, of the provision of the statute, as I understand, that specifies the membership of the State Central Committee?

Geoffrey Lloyd Graybill:

--That's correct, Your Honor.

You'd have to go to the legislature to get an exception from that, too?

Geoffrey Lloyd Graybill:

That's correct.

But--

And the provision fixing the term of office of the State Committee chairs, that's in the statute, isn't it?

Geoffrey Lloyd Graybill:

--Yes, it is, Justice Brennan.

And there, too, they'd have to get an exception from the legislature, is that it?

Geoffrey Lloyd Graybill:

That's true.

But, Justice Brennan, one of the things that we'd like to point out to the Court--

Forgive me for--

Geoffrey Lloyd Graybill:

--Yes.

--You do agree that each of those prohibitions raises a First Amendment question, don't you, either speech or association or both?

Geoffrey Lloyd Graybill:

Your Honor, they may raise them, but they do not establish a substantial infringement of those interests.