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CA governments can open meetings with prayer

In one of those weird rulings, today the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it’s OK for local governments to open meetings with prayer. It’s weird because the Court itself opens with the prayer, “God save the United States and this Honorable

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Supreme Court effectively upholds CA affirmative-action ban

Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote: “There is no authority in the federal constitution or in the [courts’] precedents for the judiciary to set aside Michigan laws that commit to the

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Lawsuit threatens teachers unions’ power

“Money is the mother’s milk of politics”           — Former Assembly Speaker Jesse ‘Big Daddy’ Unruh The California Teachers Association has poured more than $150 million into state politics in the past decade – most of

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Majority rule and Obamacare

Here we go again. The cover of Time magazine I saw at a grocery store is nearby. The implication is that the U.S. House of Representatives, by failing (so far) to approve a budget that includes Obamacare, is against “Majority

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Do Supreme Court marriage decisions make voting pointless?

June 26, 2013 By John Seiler Several CalWatchDog.com readers I never heard from before called me today about the Supreme Court decisions on marriage. They all were wondering if their votes on Proposition 8 in 2008 were pointless, along with

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Does Pelosi know where the most segregated U.S. cities are? 2

June 26, 2013 By Chris Reed The howls from California Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were instantaneous over the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the special powers over local and state elections given to the Justice Department need to

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Rebellion: Heroic valedictorian stands up to school regime 1

June 6, 2013 By John Seiler I love it! Americans finally are standing up to the tyrannical governments that rule, and ruin, our lives. The latest: “A South Carolina valedictorian garnered wild applause after he ripped up his pre-approved speech

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S. Court splits on defending civil liberties 50

Feb. 24, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions regarding police powers were mixed, thus offering a reminder to civil libertarians that they cannot depend upon the high court to protect the public from unwarranted

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Supremes nearly laugh L.A. storm water case out of court 7

Dec. 5, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi On Tuesday, Nov. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court came close to almost laughing out of court a lawsuit brought by environmentalists against the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.  The National Resources Defense Council

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Supreme Court’s affirmative-action debate puts focus on UC’s shabby history 33

Oct. 11, 2012 By Chris Reed The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Fisher v. the University of Texas, the latest big affirmative-action case to reach SCOTUS. Conservative justices used their questions to establish how intentionally slippery and vague UT

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