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Prop. 36 Will Release Felons from Prison. Who Gets Out?

November 12, 2012 | 3:40 pm

Prop. 36 Will Release Felons from Prison. Who Gets Out?

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Passing with 68% of the vote last Tuesday, Proposition 36 softened California‚Äôs controversial three strikes law, one of the toughest sentencing rules in the country. Three strikes, which voters put in place in 1994, allows for sentences of life in prison for anyone convicted of three felonies, regardless of the crime. Prop. 36 will let […]

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June 28, 2011 | 10:19 am

Video: Grover Norquist, Fresh Off California Victory, on Stephen Colbert

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The anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, fresh off a victory in the no-tax-extensions California budget deal, was on Stephen Colbert last night. Norquist is a major player in state houses around the country and in Congress, having signed on many GOP legislators to his group’s “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” which binds them to a policy of never […]

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In Budget Battle, Brown Locks Horns With the Big Daddy of Tax-Cutting: Grover Norquist

March 10, 2011 | 3:33 pm

In Budget Battle, Brown Locks Horns With the Big Daddy of Tax-Cutting: Grover Norquist

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While the name Grover Norquist may be obscure to some, sounding a little like the lead Groucho character in a Marx Bros. film, perhaps, Grover Norquist the man is a highly potent force in American politics. To those in the know on the American Right, he’s a hero. But to the Left, he cuts something […]

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