University of California, Irvine, political scientist Louis DeSipio said while charter cities that want to stop complying with S.B. 54 could try to do so, the situation might get complicated. "I think they could assert that, yes," DeSipio said. "Someone could contest that because there isn't a formal ruling yet. What's more likely is the state is going to want a consistent and enforceable standard across the state." Which, he said, will likely mean the state will seek a stay on the ruling so that cities would need to comply with the law while state appeals the ruling.

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