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June 28, 2012 | 6:44 am

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The 5-4 decision means the huge overhaul, still taking effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their […]

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June 27, 2012 | 6:18 pm

Which Benefits Will Californians Lose if Court Strikes Down Health Care Act? (And Which Will Remain No Matter What?)

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Tomorrow when you wake up, it’s widely expected you will be living in a country in which the Affordable Care Act (“health care reform” if you’re a Democrat, “Obamacare” if you’re a Republican, and “The End of the American Way of Life As We Know It” if you’re a devotee of conservative talk radio) has […]

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How the High Court’s Immigration Ruling Affects California

June 25, 2012 | 3:54 pm

How the High Court’s Immigration Ruling Affects California

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California can’t set immigration policy. That’s the bottom line for Californians seeking to understand how their state could be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on  Arizona’s immigration law, according to Kevin Johnson, dean of the University of California, Davis School of Law. The high court struck down parts of the Arizona law that […]

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June 6, 2012 | 4:02 pm

Analysis: Will the Supreme Court Hear the Proposition 8 Case?

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Yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to grant a rehearing of the Proposition 8 case. In February, a three-judge panel of the court voted 2-1 to uphold a lower court’s ruling that the same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, and Proposition 8 proponents, on the losing side of that decision, had wanted a larger […]

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Morning Splash: San Bruno; Warrior Owner’s Story; Something Stinks in S.F.

February 28, 2011 | 8:22 am

Morning Splash: San Bruno; Warrior Owner’s Story; Something Stinks in S.F.

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San Bruno blast: Federal hearings could affect laws (San Francisco Chronicle) Federal investigators will convene an extraordinary, three-day public hearing this week on the deadly natural gas blast in San Bruno – an inquiry that could affect pipeline safety laws in California and around the nation. The fact-finding hearing, which starts Tuesday in Washington, D.C., […]

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