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  • Pennsylvania voter ID law struck down by judge as unconstitutional

    Pennsylvania voter ID law struck down by judge as unconstitutional
    A Pennsylvania judge struck down the key portion of the state’s strict voter identification law, saying it unreasonably hinders people from exercising what is a fundamental right. In a 103-page ruling, Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L....
  • Sen. Wright takes the stand in his perjury, voter fraud trial

    Sen. Wright takes the stand in his perjury, voter fraud trial
    State Sen. Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood) took the stand Thursday afternoon in his perjury and voter fraud trial. Wright's attorney, Winston Kevin McKesson, asked the veteran legislator about how long he has lived in the area and the various political...
  • Bipartisan group begins effort to restore parts of Voting Rights Act

    Bipartisan group begins effort to restore parts of Voting Rights Act
    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers announced Thursday bipartisan legislation that would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act that were thrown out by the Supreme Court last summer. The bill would also establish new criteria to determine whether...
  • Don't rush to legalize pot

     Don't rush to legalize pot
    The nation's first experiment with the legal sale of recreational marijuana began Jan. 1 in Colorado, and by all accounts it was pretty mellow. Washington state, where voters legalized marijuana in 2012, will begin permitting pot shops this spring. Alaska...
  • Smoothing out California's school funding

    Smoothing out California's school funding
    Proposition 98, which was approved by the voters in 1988 to ensure that California's schools were adequately funded, has not served the state or public education well. By requiring a set percentage of state revenue to go to public schools, it has...
  • Egyptian authorities claim high turnout in vote on constitution

    Egyptian authorities claim high turnout in vote on constitution
    CAIRO -- Egyptians went to the polls Wednesday for a second and final day of balloting on a new constitution, with authorities claiming initial indications of a strong turnout they held up as proof voters had rejected a boycott call by the Muslim...
  • Clashes mar vote on Egypt's proposed constitution; 11 killed

    Clashes mar vote on Egypt's proposed constitution; 11 killed
    CAIRO -- Until the early-morning explosion that jolted his wife and children from their beds, Waleed Abdel Salem hadn’t even planned to vote in Egypt’s constitutional referendum. But by midmorning  Tuesday, the first of two days of voting,...
  • Egypt's vote on new constitution is far from clear-cut

     Egypt's vote on new constitution is far from clear-cut
    CAIRO — The question on the ballot is straightforward: yes or no to a new constitution. But Egypt's military-backed government has a far more ambitious agenda for a nationwide referendum beginning Tuesday. In power for just over six months, the...
  • Egypt votes on new constitution; Muslim Brotherhood urges boycott

    Egypt votes on new constitution; Muslim Brotherhood urges boycott
    CAIRO -- Amid heavy security, Egyptians went to the polls Tuesday to vote on a new constitution -- the first major step in what the military-led government calls a path to democracy. In some locales, long lines of voters had already formed when...
  • L.A. Unified needs enough iPads for the tests

    L.A. Unified needs enough iPads for the tests
    The Los Angeles Unified school board got the new year off to a good start last week by voting to hold an election for the seat left vacant by the unexpected death of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte. On Tuesday, it should keep the momentum going by approving...
  • Joe Morgan still has a lot to offer baseball

    Joe Morgan still has a lot to offer baseball
    Joe Morgan never retired from baseball. He just stopped playing in games. He is 70, going on 45. What we remember — the left-handed batter swatting hits as easily as we swat flies — remains the essence of who he is and what he will always...