Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit today in the Superior Court of California County of Sacramento challenging California’s cap-and-trade auction. The suit was filed on behalf of a broad group of California businesses, trade associations and individuals, who believe the auction process acts as an unconstitutional tax because it was not enacted by two-thirds majorities in both chambers of the California Legislature, which is required by the California Constitution. The lawsuit states that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) instituted the auction as a plan to raise billions of dollars in revenue without direction from the Legislature. They argue, if citizens and corporations must obey the state Constitution, shouldn’t an agency of the California government?