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California Supreme Court Rules Against Union in Pension Reform Case

California Supreme Court Rules Against Union in Pension Reform Case

On March 4, 2019 the California Supreme Court upheld a decision by state lawmakers to roll back one scheme for public workers to pad their pension, but avoided ruling on the larger issue of whether retirement benefits can be taken away once promised. Ventura County Taxpayers Association joined with Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association in an amicus curiae brief in […]

Judge rules Americans can secretly record public officials in victory for Project Veritas

Judge rules Americans can secretly record public officials in victory for Project Veritas

By Alex Swoyer – The Washington Times – Monday, December 10, 2018 A federal judge ruled Monday that Americans have a right to secretly record their public officials, including police, when they are engaged in their government duties. U.S. District Chief Judge Patti B. Saris said a Massachusetts law banning secret recordings violates the First Amendment when it comes […]

Attorney & Assembly Candidate Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy:  Anonymous Mommy “is a cyber bully”

Attorney & Assembly Candidate Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy:  Anonymous Mommy “is a cyber bully”

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—(Anonymous Mommy) “…is a cyber bully that has the conservative community terrified of her,” said attorney Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy Monday.  “This time she has bit off more than she should.  She is in a fight with the wrong person.” The legal fight to remove a temporary restraining order against Thousand Oaks resident Emily […]

Trump poised for major makeover of liberal 9th Circuit court

Trump poised for major makeover of liberal 9th Circuit court

By Barnini Chakraborty | Fox News The most liberal appeals court in America could soon be getting a Republican makeover if President Trump and Senate GOP leaders are able to fill seven open seats with conservative picks. Standing in their way is a wall of Democrats hellbent on protecting the long-standing leftward lean of the 9th Circuit […]

Trinity Pacific Wins 2018 Ventura County Mock Trial

Trinity Pacific Wins 2018 Ventura County Mock Trial

Trinity Pacific Christian School in Thousand Oaks is the winner of the 2018 Ventura County Mock Trial. The Mock Trial results were announced this evening at an awards ceremony at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Here is how the top eight teams placed: Trinity Pacific – Omega Team Westlake Adolfo Camarillo – Blue Team Oak […]

Judge rules California can’t force Christian baker to make same-sex wedding cakes

Judge rules California can’t force Christian baker to make same-sex wedding cakes

A California judge refused this week to order a baker to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, ruling that to do otherwise would be to trample on the baker’s free speech rights. Superior Court …

Democrats force recall backers to fight another court battle

Democrats force recall backers to fight another court battle

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – Most recall elections are primarily about electoral politics, as both sides duke it out with the usual broadcast ads and ground campaigns. But the burgeoning Republican effort to recall Orange County’s Democratic Sen. Josh Newman has turned into an inside-the-Capitol political fight as well as a high-profile legal battle. It could be months […]

High-speed rail backers in California lose another round in court

High-speed rail backers in California lose another round in court

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s high-speed rail backers suffered a legal setback Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court dismissed as merely advisory a federal board’s decision declaring the project immune from the state’s environmental laws. Opponents of the bullet train, which is planned to connect San Francisco to Southern California, had asked the 9th U.S. Circuit […]

Participant in Cliven Bundy standoff sentenced to 68 years in prison

Participant in Cliven Bundy standoff sentenced to 68 years in prison

LAS VEGAS — A participant in the 2014 armed standoff between federal agents and supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy was sentenced to 68 years in prison Wednesday despite pleas from his lawyer for leniency related to his deteriorating health. Gregory Burleson, 53, sat in a wheelchair while attorney Terrence Jackson stood next to him in […]

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 8-14 /Day 170-176) Week 26

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 8-14 /Day 170-176) Week 26

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, July 15 (Day 177): Two Papal aides attack conservative Christians and Steve Bannon Two aides of Pope Francis have attacked American conservative Christians and Steve Bannon (President Trump’s aide) as promoters of “apocalyptic geopolitics.” In the article, Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, the editor-in-chief of the quasi-official Vatican periodical La Civiltà Cattolica, slams […]

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