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- The California Supreme Court appears poised to give Prop 8’s proponents the right to challenge the law in federal appeals court, leaving the fate of the anti-gay proposition with the Ninth Circuit and potentially the Supreme Court.
- In the wake of several high-profile scandals involving her court’s members, including an incident where Justice David Prosser was accused of placing a fellow justice in a chokehold, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson proposes making all of the court’s deliberations public.
- Meanwhile, that same court reconvenes to hear a challenge to the state’s campaign finance disclosure regulations. Justice Prosser is recused due to his close ties with the Tea Party lawyer arguing the case.
- The Los Angeles County Democratic Party is in chaos after it’s treasurer was arrested for embezzling campaign funds.
- Oklahoma Republican-controlled legislature hired a political consultant to draw that states’ voting district lines.
- So crazy he “makes the governor of Texas look sane” is an insult that needs to enter the American lexicon.
- Justice Sotomayor is not rich.