Category Archives: Legal

Putting Citizens United on the Ballot

If you have something to say about the controversial Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United, here is a chance to be heard: Common Cause wants L.A. voters to use the May 2013 Mayoral Election to vote for a Constitutional … Continue reading

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Manson Follower Bruce Davis May Get Paroled According to the AP, Manson henchman Bruce Davis won a recommendation of parole after appearing before the parole board 27 times over the years. The LA Times states Davis was also recommended for parole in 2010, but was blocked by then-governor Arnold Schwarzenneger. So … Continue reading

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Why I support marriage equality when I don’t really believe in marriage.

I never wanted to walk down the aisle in a white dress. I never fantasized about what my wedding would look like or where my honeymoon would be. Perhaps I wasn’t a “normal” teenaged girl, or maybe because I am … Continue reading

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Prop 8: Not Quite There Yet

On Nov. 4, 2008, Americans held their heads up high knowing they elected the first black president. But also on that day 7,001,084 Californians voted to strip gay Californians of the right to marry, including 50.1% in Los Angeles County. … Continue reading

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The Art of Regulation: “Legal Walls”

What started as a legal battle over billboard advertising has drawn into question the regulation of public murals.  As stated by the court in World Wide Rush, LLC v. City of Los Angeles, 606 F. 3d 676 (9th Cir. 2010): Courts have … Continue reading

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Green Bike Lane comes to Downtown

Leaving work the other  night I shot up Main to circle around to Spring in order to see if anything was happening at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment.  Turning on the Spring I immediately noticed a big bright neon green … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Texas Executes so Many People it Can’t Afford to Buy them a Burger

Texas is all over the news this week. First, the state prisons stopped serving lunch on weekends, saying, “If they don’t like the menu they shouldn’t come here.” Maybe I’m a bleeding heart liberal, but I don’t think those people … Continue reading

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Conrad Murray Trial – Courthouse Photos

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