The ACLU brief explains that it couldn't sue to stall last November's election because a court victory "would give rise to a full-fledged constitutional crisis." Well, the same logic applies for a recall.
The ACLU brief also argues that the court could let the recall go forward but postpone a vote on Proposition 54, the initiative that would prohibit the state from gathering racial data to protect voters of color. Only in ACLU litigators' dreams are the judges going to rule that punch cards discriminate in an election for a ballot measure but not for the recall.
What's the rationale here? The ACLU argues Proposition 54 is "racially charged."
Again, the ACLU doesn't even bother to hide its political agenda.