Archive for February 2nd, 2015


The Open File

By Alec
February 1, 2015

In the wake of an extraordinary oral argument in front of a 9th Circuit panel during which Judge Alex Kozinski suggested a prosecutor be tried for perjury and threatened to name state officials in an opinion that would “not be pretty,” the office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed a motion dropping the state’s opposition to a habeas petition in a 1995 double-murder case.

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InlandPolitics: A little Super Bowl XLIX humor

Rob Lowe+Pete carroll

Monday, February 2, 2015 – 09:30 p.m.

Most people could have called the winning play (Running Play) to give the Seattle Seahawks the victory.

But then again!

Lou Desmond

Monday, February 2, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

Tonight on The Lou Desmond & Company Show, economist Jay Prag and Producer Beth Baumann join Lou to discuss an array of topics.

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SacBee: Opinion: Election law changes aid politicians

U.S. Supreme Court

Self-serving gerrymanders had become so common in California that the state’s voters finally shifted the power over legislative and congressional districts from the Legislature to an independent commission. The Legislature could recapture its district-drawing power over congressional districts if the Arizona Legislature wins a case now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court (pictured) that challenges the legitimacy of that state’s redistricting commission. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
02/02/2015 12:01 AM

When politicians tinker with the laws governing their own elections, one should view their proposals with a guilty-until-proven-innocent attitude.

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Corporate Governance

By Ed Mendel
February 2, 2015

A bitter breakup of a well-known Ohio company, Timken, approved by shareholders in a battle led by CalSTRS and one of its investment funds, Relational, has become a case study as activist shareholders try to squeeze more profit from companies.

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