Archive for October 6th, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press
Posted: 10/06/13, 7:55 AM PDT |

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is beginning a new term with controversial topics that offer the court’s conservative majority the chance to move aggressively to undo limits on campaign contributions, undermine claims of discrimination in housing and mortgage lending, and allow for more government-sanctioned prayer.

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VVDailyPress: Honeycutt trial delays continue

Scales of Justice

October 05, 2013 7:40 PM
Brooke Self, Staff Writer

The former Hesperia mayor indicted six years ago for his involvement in allegedly misappropriating $5.5 million in public funds from a charter school chain may not see a criminal trial for at least another two months.

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By Noreen O’Donnell
Sat Oct 5, 2013 8:16pm EDT

(Reuters) – Illegal immigrants can be licensed to practice law in California under one of eight bills expanding immigrant rights that were signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday.

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By Laurel Rosenhall
lrosenhall@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 – 12:36 am

Devon Ford, an associate in the influential public affairs firm California Strategies, sounded enthusiastic about an event his company was hosting at the Auto Club Speedway, a Southern California racetrack in Fontana that is one of its clients.

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SacBee: Dan Morain: California’s own GOP suicide caucus

Dan Morain

Dan Morain

By Dan Morain
dmorain@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am

Rep. Paul Cook, a first-term congressman from San Bernardino County, is not crazy, and he’s not radical.

But along with 79 of the wackiest conservatives in the House, Cook signed the letter that helped bring about the partial shutdown of the most powerful government the world has ever known.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 – 12:25 am

Jerry Brown – publicly, at least – rejects any suggestion that he returned to the governorship to establish a more favorable legacy for himself.

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Government Shutdown

By Dan Balz
Sunday, October 6, 2013

The government shutdown did not happen by accident. It is the latest manifestation — an extreme one by any measure — of divisions long in the making and now deeply embedded in the country’s politics.

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