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Gov. Newsom signs law overhauling California charter schools

Gov. Newsom signs law overhauling California charter schools

By Adam Beam SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law overhauling California charter schools Thursday in a move seen as a compromise between the state’s teachers’ unions and charter school supporters, who have long argued over how charter schools impact public education. Charter schools are privately-run or nonprofit public schools that operate by […]

America Defeats the International Criminal Court with an Elegant Gesture

America Defeats the International Criminal Court with an Elegant Gesture

    By Sigrid Weidenweber The International Criminal Court at its inception was the brainchild of lawyers, mostly of the European Union and the United Nations. The notion of an overarching judicial body to adjudge the world’s most heinous crimes seemed an attractive, logical solution to crimes so enormous, to be deemed crimes against all […]

Sheriffs Buck Washington State’s Severe New Gun Control Law

Sheriffs Buck Washington State’s Severe New Gun Control Law

David Krayden | Ottawa Bureau Chief   Saying they don’t believe the legislation is constitutional, some sheriffs in Washington are rebelling against a new state gun law. The law delivers an omnibus assortment of restrictions for gun owners, Fox News reported Monday. Both the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) say it is […]

Justice Kavanaugh and the path of the law

Justice Kavanaugh and the path of the law

    BY MARK MILLER, SENIOR ATTORNEY Over the the last several months, I repeatedly have been asked what a Justice Kavanaugh would mean both for PLF cases specifically and the law in general. Now that the possibility has become reality, let’s consider the answers to those questions and a few other questions posed by his […]

Fervor Over Reason Should Not Rule the Day on Police Use of Force

Fervor Over Reason Should Not Rule the Day on Police Use of Force

By Eric Siddall . Tragic events frequently spur legislative action, but emotions of the moment may not always guide us to the best result. Lately, tragic events have been in ample supply; it is rare for a month to pass without a story of a black man losing his life at the hands of those sworn […]

Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney Speaks Out On Homelessness, Vagrancy and Crime

Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney Speaks Out On Homelessness, Vagrancy and Crime

By Lori Denman-Underhill I am safe in Ventura. I feel an overwhelming sense of peace and safety for myself and my child, as we walk down the boardwalk by Surfer’s Point. As I hike by the riverbed, I enjoy the silence and feel unthreatened by violence and enjoy a view of nature. When I surf, […]

Gov. Brown vetoes few bills – latest ones get conservative praise

Gov. Brown vetoes few bills – latest ones get conservative praise

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed only 118 of the 957 bills that came before his desk in the recently concluded legislative session, but some of his final vetoes earned a great deal of attention and praise – even from conservative Republicans. That’s an interesting turn of events given that Brown signed into lawmost of […]

California Can Now Jail People for Misusing Gender Pronouns

California Can Now Jail People for Misusing Gender Pronouns

California can now start jailing people that refuse to use the preferred gender pronouns of nursing home residents after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill Thursday. The law’s effect is limited to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, but mandates that those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred […]

16 New Judicial Nominations From President Trump

16 New Judicial Nominations From President Trump

Gregory G. Katsas (screenshot via YouTube) Earlier this week, I spoke to the Yale Federalist Society about judicial nominations under President Donald Trump (and I’ll be addressing the Penn Federalist Society on the same topic next week). My core thesis: regardless of his administration’s other troubles, President Trump is doing a great job on judicial […]

Sheriff Joe Arpaio finds a little justice

Sheriff Joe Arpaio finds a little justice

   . . By Wesley Pruden – The Washington Times – Monday, August 28, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: A president’s pardoning power is absolute, as every judge knows, and just as absolute is the certainty that every pardon will be met by a hail of hosannas and a howl of complaint and grievance from someone. The liberals and others […]

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