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California's Humpty-Dumpty Law

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

Although SB 6 is sitting on a wall, its Humpty-Dumpty election rules do not have to fall.

California Illegal Immigrants Entitled To In-State Tuition, Court Says

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court weighed in Monday on the politically charged immigration fray when it ruled that illegal immigrants...

Debate Over Illegal Immigrant Tuition Goes To Calif. Supreme Court

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Josh Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

California's Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched case over whether a state law that allows illegal immigrants to pay cheaper...

Amanda Terkel

California Supreme Court Upholds Law Granting Undocumented Students In-State Tuition | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The California Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld AB 540, a law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition -- rather...

Albert Brown's Execution Cancelled Again: State Runs Out Of Lethal Injection Drug

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — California's first execution attempt in nearly five years collapsed Wednesday amid two adverse court rulings in as many days and...

Federal Court Overturns CA's Prop 8 Ban on Gay Marriage. Closeted Republicans Everywhere Rejoice

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Following the Walker decision, gays from New York to California rejoiced over the decision, and were no doubt joined in celebration from the likes of Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Ted Haggard, Bob Allen and countless others.

Felony Marijuana Cases Getting Tossed Out Of Court

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Police in a northern California town thought they had an open-and-shut case when they seized more than two pounds of marijuana f...

When Should Gay Marriage Advocates Try to Reverse California's Prop 8?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

This week, a few organizations championing same-sex marriage will announce their opinions as to whether to try to reverse Prop 8 in 2010 or 2012.

Gay-Married At Last

Isobel White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isobel White

When I was finally pronounced legally married, I wasn't in a church, nor a garden, nor at City Hall. I wasn't with any of my loved ones. In fact, I wasn't even with my wife.

Bank Of America Can Take Social Security Benefits To Cover Overdraft Fees

Los Angeles Times | Maura Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The California Supreme Court unanimously overturned a billion-dollar class-action award against Bank of America Corp. on Monday, ruling that banks can...

The Solace That Gay Marriage Brings

Noel Alumit | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Noel Alumit

We have died of AIDS, we have been attacked and humiliated, we have been thrown onto the streets to fend for ourselves. Now, you're telling us we can't even get married?

Obama Protested In Beverly Hills: Lt. Choi Gives Speech On Gay Rights (SLIDESHOW/VIDEO)

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly a hundred protesters assembled Wednesday outside the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA where President Obama hosted a Democratic Party ...

Supreme Courts and Party Politics

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

California showed us the judicial past where courts dominated by conservatives, unrepresentative of the people, restrict constitutional rights. Sotomayor and Obama showed us the future.

Until Gays Can Marry, I'm (Un)Legally Divorced

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

An (un)legal divorce is recognized solely by the straight married couple contained within, or at least the one writing the post. It eliminates the paperwork suckfest and ensures that the magical rent fairy will keep a roof over my head.

After Prop 8: Are You Next?

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Q. When is a fundamental right not a fundamental right? A. When it is protected by the California Supreme Court.

Gay Rights Supporters Take To Streets (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court upheld the state's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage in a 6-1 decision; the ruling left intact the union of o...

Post-Decision Day in California: What's next in the battle against Prop 8?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

What gives, Mr. President? You can commend yourself for nominating a Latina to the Supreme Court while you totally ignore another minority group that desperately needs leadership?

Why the California Court's Decision Is Good for Gay Marriage

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

We should view the California court not as opposing gay marriage, but rather as promoting public deliberation and democratic action on the subject of equal rights.

The Watchdog for Gay Equality

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Californians Against Hate are deeply disappointed with today's majority decision issued by the California Supreme Court who just took a giant step backwards.

CA Supreme Court Cuts the Marriage Equality Baby in Half - and It Hurts

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

What might appear to others to be some kind of even-handed compromise nevertheless cuts like a knife for many of us.

'Vote No on Everything' Urges Changes to California Proposition System

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

The voters of California sent another message that they want their leaders and legislators to do their jobs. The problem is the very system used to send this message is at least partially to blame for the state's problems.

California Marriage Equality -- How We Will Win

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Today's California Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8 all but invited marriage equality proponents back to the ballot box.

A Citizen of the Third Class

Sam Ciraulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Ciraulo

A right is either inalienable or it is not; a right is either "basic," "substantive," "fundamental" and "integral" or it is not. It cannot be both.

Calif. Supreme Court Perverts Power of Initiative Process

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

It is unclear why the Court believes the "will of the people" is more important than the equal protection rights of minorities, but not the due process of property owners.

California Supreme Court Thinks Prop 8 Was No Big Deal

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The court says that because the effect of Proposition 8 is so "minor" we don't need to classify it as a revision and it can stand, as is, after a simple majority vote.