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Senate Democrats Go ‘Nuclear Option’, Eliminate Filibuster on Presidential Appointments

November 21, 2013 | 10:27 am

Senate Democrats Go ‘Nuclear Option’, Eliminate Filibuster on Presidential Appointments

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Senate Democrats voted to overturn decades of precedent and undermine Republicans’ ability to block final votes.

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California Three Strikers Have to Find Their Own Path to Freedom

November 15, 2013 | 10:40 am

California Three Strikers Have to Find Their Own Path to Freedom

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After long prison sentences, third strikers who are released must readjust with little assistance.

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A Year After Release, Only 2 Percent of Three Strikers Charged With New Crimes

November 15, 2013 | 10:24 am

A Year After Release, Only 2 Percent of Three Strikers Charged With New Crimes

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More than 1,000 three strikers have been released since voters passed Prop. 36, softening the law.

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Court Rejects Challenge to California’s Cap-and-Trade System

November 14, 2013 | 6:16 pm

Court Rejects Challenge to California’s Cap-and-Trade System

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State’s auction of permits to power plants, factories and businesses limits greenhouse gas emissions.

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Courts’ Failure to Follow Law Could Leave Guns in Wrong Hands

October 29, 2013 | 6:15 pm

Courts’ Failure to Follow Law Could Leave Guns in Wrong Hands

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State law aims to take guns away from potentially dangerous owners, including the mentally ill.

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Half Moon Bay Makes Big Waves, In and Out of the Water

October 29, 2013 | 4:29 pm

Half Moon Bay Makes Big Waves, In and Out of the Water

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Judge rules that a local VC can block public access to his erstwhile public beach; Mavericks is coming!

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State Prison Overcrowding Deadline Extended One Month

October 21, 2013 | 4:29 pm

State Prison Overcrowding Deadline Extended One Month

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Judges say court-appointed mediator needs more time to reach agreement on how to reduce inmate crowding.

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State Supreme Court Chief Justice Decries ‘Two-Tier System’

October 18, 2013 | 4:02 pm

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Decries ‘Two-Tier System’

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She says budget cuts reducing court sessions are “basically denying justice across the state.”

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News Pix: BART Strikes Again, Wild Turkeys in Berkeley and Richmond Protest Against Chevron

October 18, 2013 | 2:20 pm

News Pix: BART Strikes Again, Wild Turkeys in Berkeley and Richmond Protest Against Chevron

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News photos from events all around the Bay Area this week.

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Supreme Court Dismisses State’s Prison Overcrowding Appeal

October 15, 2013 | 11:16 am

Supreme Court Dismisses State’s Prison Overcrowding Appeal

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The decision leaves Gov. Jerry Brown with one last option to persuade a lower court to intervene.

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