California Government Code

Sec. § 68080.5


A person who uses or allows to be used any reproduction or facsimile of the seal of the California Supreme Court, an appellate court, or a superior court in any campaign literature or mass mailing, as defined in Section 82041.5, with intent to deceive the voters, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


For purposes of this section, the use of a reproduction or facsimile of a seal in a manner that creates a misleading, erroneous, or false impression that the document is authorized by a public official is evidence of intent to deceive.

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