• Stanford November 1, 2018 4:13 am

    Rehnquist Once Proposed to O'Connor While at Stanford, Biographer Says

    NPR’s “Morning Edition” reports author Evan Thomas found William Rehnquist’s letter to Sandra Day O’Connor while researching his upcoming book, “First.” The two dated while students at Stanford Law School in the early 1950s. They had broken up but remained friends.

  • Congress September 6, 2018 4:12 am

    Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Second Amendment

    Democrats have described Brett Kavanaugh as “a true Second Amendment radical” who is “far outside the mainstream of legal thought” — more conservative than the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The criticism stems from Kavanaugh’s dissent in a 2011 appeals court ruling that upheld the District of Columbia’s law banning semi-automatic rifles....
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein cited the judge’s 2011 dissent in her...

  • Los Angeles December 27, 2017 1:27 pm

    An Array of Cannabis Culinary Art is Expected in California

    The world’s largest legal recreational marijuana market kicks off Monday in California, and the trendsetting state is set to ignite the cannabis culinary scene. Chefs and investors have been teaming up to offer an eye-boggling array of cannabis-infused food and beverages, weed-pairing supper clubs and other extravagant pot-to-plate events in preparation for legalization come Jan. 1.

  • Robert Weisberg December 2, 2017 6:52 am

    Experts Say Kate Steinle Verdict Based on Reasonable Doubt

    The acquittal of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in the shooting death of a woman on a San Francisco pier apparently came down to a question of reasonable doubt, according to experts in criminal prosecution. The jurors were evidently not convinced that the defendant, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, acted with intent — a bar prosecutors needed to clear to convict him...

  • Los Angeles July 22, 2017 4:38 pm

    State Can Take Kids Facing Risk or Harm Despite Parents' Efforts, Court Rules

    The state can take wayward children away from their parents even when they are doing their best to control their kids and the kids aren’t delinquents, the California Supreme Court has ruled.

  • Los Angeles March 16, 2017 2:53 am

    Former D.A., Attorney General John Van de Kamp Dies at 81

    Former California Attorney General John Van de Kamp, a public-defender-turned-politician who became Los Angeles County’s top prosecutor by defeating the man who sent Charles Manson to prison, has died after a brief illness. He was 81.

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