Archive for June 23rd, 2013

InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013 – 07:00 p.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this weekend.

California unemployment rate drops

The official unemployment rate for California has dropped again.

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InlandPolitics: Snowden matter a three-ring circus

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Sunday, June 23, 2013 – 06:00 p.m.

The drama over Former national Security Analyst Edward Snowden has now reached an embarrassing twist.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Jun. 23, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Jun. 23, 2013 – 8:31 am

Los Angeles County contains a quarter of the state’s population and is home to the nation’s second most populous city, more than 80 smaller cities, a like number of school districts and literally hundreds of single-purpose districts providing fire protection, water, parks, recreation and other services.

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The Atlantic: Jerry Brown, Constitutional Scofflaw

The Atlantic

On Thursday, three federal judges again reminded the California governor that his failure to fix prison overcrowding is a continuing violation of the Eighth Amendment.

Andrew Cohen
June 22 2013, 8:03 AM ET

Whatever happened to Jerry Brown? You know, the Jerry Brown who once studied to be a Jesuit priest. The Jerry Brown who once fought like a wildcat against the entrenched and the powerful on behalf of the powerless and the dispossessed. The Jerry Brown who once traveled to India and worked with Mother Teresa at her Home for the Dying. The Jerry Brown that conservatives (and others) once derided as “Governor Moonbeam.” The Jerry Brown who never made it as a national political figure because he was considered too much of a softie on law and order, crime and punishment.

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Theodore Olsen, Sonia Sotomayor,  Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan.

NEWS ANALYSIS

By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
June 22, 2013, 10:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The leadership of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. will be put to a major test this week when the Supreme Court hands down its decisions on college affirmative action, voting rights and gay marriage.

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WashPost: Risky derivatives trading comes roaring back

By Danielle Douglas,
Published: June 21 E-mail the writer

The exotic financial products that nearly crippled the economy in 2008 are roaring back at the nation’s biggest banks, according to data released Friday that reform advocates worry come just as regulations to rein in risky trading are being weakened in Washington.

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