| Nov 29, 2009
The Life and Constitution
of Supreme Court Justice
Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 436 pp., $28
To begin, a few snapshots from the life of Justice Antonin Scalia:
* As a young boy, he...
| Sep 3, 2009
| 6:07 AM
Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in a memoir being published this month, writes of fear and remorse surrounding the 1969 car accident on Chappaquiddick Island that left a woman dead, and says he accepted the finding that a lone gunman assassinated...
| Aug 23, 2009
Doris Brin Walker, a radical lawyer who fought anti-communist hysteria in the 1950s and helped clear activist Angela Davis of murder and kidnapping charges in the 1970s, died of a stroke Aug. 13 at a San Francisco hospital, her daughter, Emily Roberson,...
| Jul 1, 2009
Pretty faces and promising careers tend to flash across our local political firmament with the frequency of shooting stars -- and with about as much effect. But for more than two decades, the most consequential elected official in Southern California...
| Mar 8, 2009
Last month, former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth W. Starr sent out a warning to President Obama: GOP senators won't readily forgive the president for his Senate votes against Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr....
| Mar 5, 2009
| 8:56 PM
In the 1950s and '60s, if Virginia Warren Daly came to your party, you had it made. Effervescent, beautiful and popular with the opposite sex, the daughter of Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren was a staple of the society columns in Washington and...
| Jan 17, 2009
Horticulturist Lili Singer leads a class on California flora. Learn about planting techniques, irrigation, pruning, maintenance and where to see and buy native plants. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $35 to $45. Later in the afternoon, James...
| Jan 6, 2009
Like it or not, Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich has the legal authority to appoint Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, and Burris, the state's former attorney general, should be allowed to take the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Senate...
| Nov 16, 2008
In a swiftly moving catastrophe that seemed as familiar as it was shocking, Southern California once again was besieged by flame Saturday, from Orange County to Santa Barbara, with hundreds of homes consumed by three major wind-driven fires, including one...
| Oct 26, 2008
Sgt. Willie Burns had a Tommy gun on the bench in front of him when his 18 handpicked candidates arrived at the 77th Street station on the edge of Watts. It was a cool evening in November 1946, and the men came in topcoats and hats. Burns wore his low,...
| Sep 18, 2008
Today's question: How successful or unsuccessful has Arnold Schwarzenegger's brand of "post-partisanship" been? Has Schwarzenegger been able to translate his popularity into effectiveness? Previously, Boyarsky and Bradley discussed the governor's budget...