Earlier this year when the president of the self-described “largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the country” called President Obama a “Deporter in Chief” for his administration’s deportation policies, it became a rallying cry for some fed up with the lack of movement on the country’s immigration reform. It garnered national attention and also gained her many critics.
Students from impoverished districts in L.A., Compton and others are suing state officials over lost class time and overall harm to their education. The class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Public Counsel Law Center blames high teacher turnover, inefficient scheduling, school crime and even personal trauma for failing these students.
Could Gawker's lawsuit have a "chilling effect" on tabloid news? One of the major sources of funding for CA's high speed rail project was revenue from cap and trade auctions of carbon credits, but last week's auction was a bust; then, a state bill would free passersby of liability if they break someone's car window to rescue a hot dog inside - will owners avoid bringing dogs for fear of overzealous animal lovers breaking into their cars to free a dog that's just fine? And a closer look at why it's taken so long to cleanup Exide.
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