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  • Window opens to curb legal corruption

    Window opens to curb legal corruption
    SACRAMENTO — The most shameful habit of California legislators arguably is their annual summer shakedown of lobbyists. But it finally may be ending, at least in the Senate. Senate leaders — rocked by the corruption scandals of two fellow...
  • California Supreme Court headed for change

    California Supreme Court headed for change
    SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court is headed for change. Dominated for decades by Republicans, the state's most powerful court may soon be remade by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown if, as expected, he wins another term. Three of the court'...
  • An execution in Texas was a moral failure and a legal one

    An execution in Texas was a moral failure and a legal one
    The state of Texas on Thursday executed a man named Tommy Sells after a series of whipsawing court decisions that ultimately denied Sells his due process right to investigate whether the lethal injection met constitutional standards. This is no...
  • Texas executes serial killer with state's new drug supply

    Texas executes serial killer with state's new drug supply
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A serial killer was put to death Thursday in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers' demand that the state release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug. Tommy Lynn Sells, 49, was the first...
  • Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

    Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights
    Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO after protests of his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The Mountain View-based nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser had promoted him last week. At issue was Eich's $1,000 donation...
  • Rich gain clout as Supreme Court kills political spending limits

    Rich gain clout as Supreme Court kills political spending limits
    America has seen some impressive winning streaks -- the Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan, the New York Yankees for half the 20thcentury, Tiger Woods until his wife caught him with his putter on the wrong green --– but few can surpass the string...
  • Really, justices? Even more money in politics?

     Really, justices? Even <i>more</i> money in politics?
    On Wednesday, conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court continued their project of undermining reasonable attempts by Congress to limit the corrupting influence of money in election campaigns. The same 5-4 majority that lifted limits on corporate...
  • Abortion restrictions take effect in Arizona after judge's ruling

    Abortion restrictions take effect in Arizona after judge's ruling
    Restrictions on some types of abortions in Arizona went into effect Tuesday morning after a federal judge upheld state changes limiting a woman's access to an abortion-inducing drug.  U.S. District Judge David Bury issued an order Monday afternoon...
  • Think Mississippi's death penalty system is fair? Then don't read this.

    Think Mississippi's death penalty system is fair? Then don't read this.
    If the state of Mississippi had finished what it started, Michelle Byrom would be dead right now. Instead, based on revelations about confessions kept from a jury and an alleged case of perjury, the state’s Supreme Court on Monday tossed out Byrom&...
  • Don't forward that email -- John Wayne's daughter didn't write it

    Don't forward that email -- John Wayne's daughter didn't write it
    Oh fine. Now the wackos have hijacked John Wayne’s good name to shore up their nonsense. A new version of an already discredited 2011 anti-Obama email is rolling the Internet again. It claims that President Obama’s Social Security number...
  • U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages

    U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages
    Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for...