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CA cities, counties ask for Supreme Court’s help on homelessness

Rushing to meet last week’s deadline for filing amicus briefs, dozens of local governments and other groups in California have jointly and separately beseeched the high court to uphold laws targeting sleeping in public. Such laws are seen as a

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Court won’t sink CA death penalty

Its fate long in doubt, the death penalty gained a new lease on life in California, driving opponents to muster support for a ballot initiative that would eliminate it once and for all. The turnaround arose from an unlikely place

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9th Circuit upholds right to bear arms

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the most liberal in the federal system. Yet here’s what it just did, as the Chronicle reported: “California must allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms in public, a federal appeals court

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9th Circuit assaults 1st Amendment

  The federal 9th Circuit Court is known for its tyrannical ways. Now it has upheld California’s tyrannical ban on so-called “gay-to-straight therapy” for children. The law, passed last year, on its face violates the 1st Amendment right to freedom

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In helping unions, state Supreme Court makes like 9th Circuit 5

Dec. 29, 2013 By Chris Reed In 2004, in a case involving union pickets on the property of a California grocery state, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia explicitly ruled that they had no special

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