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California Supreme Court rejects challenges to Senate, Congress maps

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From SacBee Capitol Alert: The California Supreme Court today rejected legal challenges to the state’s new Senate and congressional maps. The two separate lawsuits were rejected by identical 7-0 votes, said Lynn Holton, court spokeswoman. The court’s decision ended the first hurdle to implementing boundary lines that were drawn this year, for the first time,…

Fear, anger drive Latinos away from Republicans

From the Sacramento Bee: A couple of years ago, I conducted 24 focus groups among Latino immigrants across the country…. After about five or six of the groups, I began asking this question; “If people in America are so against immigrants, why do you think they hire you?” In every group, the answer was the same:…