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California’s Educational Crisis Framed by Two Events: Walters

In case you missed it, a Superior Court Judge in Los Angeles is allowing an education lawsuit to proceed against the state. The lawsuit contends that California’s public schools have failed to adequately teach reading to some black and Latino students. Cal...
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Will You Get To Vote on 3 Californias? Maybe Not.

SACRAMENTO — Opponents of an initiative to split California into three states asked the state Supreme Court to pull the measure from the ballot, arguing it's too drastic a change to state government to go through the normal initiative process. A lawsuit fil...

Saudis Can’t Dodge 9/11 Lawsuits by Victims’ Families

A federal court judge has rejected Saudi Arabia's bid to dismiss lawsuits claiming it helped plan the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. As Reuters news agency reported March 29, "U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said the plaintiff's alle...

Bank of America Contract Rejected by Council

Fresno City Councilman Garry Bredefeld successful led an effort to block the city from awarding a banking contract to Bank of America because of  past racial discrimination allegations. The council was set t...

What’s in a Name? Attorney Sues Ashjian

The battle over who gets to use a name of a group critical to a Fresno school board president may be headed to the courts. Fresno Watchdogs for Ethical Bidding is an anonymous group publicly represented by Merced attorney Kenneth Mackie. They have openly qu...