Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Listen: Radio Host John McGinness Interviews David E. Mastagni Regarding His Arguments in the Supreme Court Over Public Pensions
On May 12, 2020, retired Sheriff John McGinness interviewed David E. Mastagni on his KFBK radio show regarding David's arguments before the California Supreme Court on May 5, 2020, over the fate of the "California Rule." David explains why the Contracts Clause of the United States and California Constitutions protects property rights by preventing local and state governments from passing legislation to impair financial terms of contracts they enter, including pensions. The interview also explains the deferred compensation (in the form of a pension) promised to the Alameda Deputy Sheriffs in exchange for their years of service to the public, as well as the State's efforts to break those promises after the fact.