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  • Obama administration will ease rules for refugees, asylum seekers

    Obama administration will ease rules for refugees, asylum seekers
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is changing the rules for refugees and asylum seekers in the United States so that people will no longer be barred entry for providing incidental or unintentional support to terrorist organizations. The new...
  • A woman for judge

    On Jan. 15, Sen. Mark Kirk (IL-R) announced the formation of a statewide, non-partisan Judicial Search Committee. This Committee has been formed to recommend a nominee for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois,...
  • Former state Sen. Charles Calderon to run for L.A. judgeship

    Former state Sen. Charles Calderon to run for L.A. judgeship
    SACRAMENTO -- Former state Sen. Charles Calderon, a Democrat from Whittier, has filed papers to become a candidate for Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. Calderon submitted a declaration of intent to run for Office Number 48, the seat of...
  • NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed

    NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed
    WASHINGTON — Although U.S. intelligence officials have indicated since last summer that the National Security Agency was vacuuming up nearly every American telephone record for counter-terrorism investigations, officials acknowledged Friday that the...
  • Revenge porn legislation sails through committee, floor vote next

     
    A proposal to criminalize revenge porn was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee after a few amendments that changed the penalties. Revenge porn occurs when a spurned lover takes a parting shot at an ex by posting nude......
  • D.C. Critics Blast Comcast's Plans to Merge With Time Warner Cable

    It was only a few years ago that Comcast went through the rigorous, year-long process to secure regulatory approval of its acquisition of NBCUniversal. Now, with its plans for the country's largest cable system to acquire the second largest, it is ready...
  • Senate panel approves civil rights nominee Debo Adegbile

    On a straight party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved civil rights lawyer Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Adegbile, a longtime voting-rights specialist for the...
  • Judge says NSA phone data collection is probably unconstitutional

    WASHINGTON — A federal judge has for the first time ruled that the National Security Agency's once-secret policy of collecting the dialing records of all phone calls in the country probably violates the Constitution, a defeat for the government that...
  • Presidential panel recommends limits on NSA spying

    Presidential panel recommends limits on NSA spying
    WASHINGTON — A presidential task force has urged President Obama to impose significant curbs on National Security Agency operations, including an end to bulk collection of domestic telephone records, reform of a secret surveillance court and...
  • Top law enforcement organization opposes civil rights nominee

    Top law enforcement organization opposes civil rights nominee
    WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s largest law-enforcement organizations has voiced “vehement opposition" to the nomination of Debo Adegbile to become the Department of Justice’s top voting rights official, telling the White House...
  • Our leaders let an opportunity fly by

    Our leaders let an opportunity fly by
    SACRAMENTO—You might think that testing robotic aircraft for future civilian use would be a quintessential California enterprise. But not if you're a U.S. senator from the state. The governor's not exactly a cheerleader for the idea, either....
  • Brown's budget plan would require cuts, chief justice says

    SACRAMENTO — California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, flanked by legislative leaders and judges, warned Tuesday that Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year would probably trigger more courthouse closures and layoffs in...