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  • Sex-abuse investigations rip open Catholic Church's secret files

    Sex-abuse investigations rip open Catholic Church's secret files
    Preparing for his return to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after six months' treatment at a center for pedophile priests, Father Michael Wempe sat down to type out a list of concerns. Arrangements for his dog. Counseling and support groups for himself....
  • Why have lieutenant governors?

    Why have lieutenant governors?
    You could say that Gov. Jerry Brown treats Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom like a dog. But that wouldn't be accurate. Brown's Pembroke Welsh corgi gets invited into the governor's office practically every day. Sutter gets lots of petting. He regularly walks...
  • Museums block Coliseum parking plan

    Museums block Coliseum parking plan
    Supporters of Exposition Park museums were successful Wednesday in stopping a plan that they said would cripple the institutions by giving USC control of public parking as part of the school's pending takeover of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. "We'...
  • Prop. 8: Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in California

    Prop. 8: Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in California
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for same-sex marriages to resume in California as the justices, in a procedural ruling, turned away the defenders of Proposition 8. Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking for the 5-4 majority,...
  • L.A. Times couldn't be barred from reporting on testimony, judge rules

    L.A. Times couldn't be barred from reporting on testimony, judge rules
    A judge ruled on Thursday that The Times could not be stopped from reporting on testimony from the top manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in a deposition for an open-government lawsuit. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin said that...
  • Judge refuses to free murder defendant, 86, from mental hospital

    Judge refuses to free murder defendant, 86, from mental hospital
    Over the objections of Los Angeles County mental health officials, a judge Thursday ordered an 86-year-old murder defendant to remain in the government's care and not be released to a family member. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Norman Shapiro...
  • Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to be overseen by monitor, judge rules

    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to be overseen by monitor, judge rules
    For years to come, Sheriff Joe Arpaio can expect to have a federal judge looking over his shoulder, watching almost his every move and those of his deputies. A federal judge Wednesday approved a plan to place an independent monitor inside the Maricopa...
  • 'Boobies,' the courts and free speech

    'Boobies,' the courts and free speech
    Forty-four years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that students in public schools don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." A federal appeals court last week offered an expansive — but...
  • Obama 'deeply disappointed' with court ruling on Voting Rights Act

    Obama 'deeply disappointed' with court ruling on Voting Rights Act
    WASHINGTON — President Obama, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and civil rights lawyers sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, calling it a blow to democracy and urging Congress to take...
  • The voting rights disaster

     The voting rights disaster
    It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
  • Rethinking drug sentences

     Rethinking drug sentences
    With an eye toward reducing what even many conservatives concede is excessive incarceration of minor drug offenders, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Monday that federal prosecutors would be directed to file charges in a way that would spare many...