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Obama Picks Sonia Sotomayor for The Supreme Court

A number of sources are reporting that President Barack Obama will nominate federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Associate Justice Souter on the US Supreme Court. Sotomayor, a Latina of Puerto Rican descent, was born and raised in New York. She was named to the US District Court by President George H.W. Bush in…

Judge Throws Out County Suit Against Deputy Pensions Again

For A Second Time, Judge Tosses Out County Of Orange’s Legal Effort To Overturn 3% At 50 Pension Benefit For Orange County Deputies  LOS ANGELES – Rejecting amended legal arguments from the County of Orange, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Helen Bendix today threw out of court a lawsuit by the Orange County Board of…

Commission Cuts Pay For State Officials By 18%

The Sacramento Bee’s Peter Hecht is reporting that the State commission responsible for setting pay for statewide elected officials and legislators has declared that elected officials must share the pain of California’s fiscal crisis, voting today to impose an 18 percent pay cut for statewide elected officials and all members of the Legislature. The pay…

Senator Correa Cuts His Own Pay

Citing hard times ahead for California, State Senator Correa acts to reduce legislative pay Sacramento – In light of California’s dire budget shortfall, Orange County’s State Senator Lou Correa today took action to immediately cut his own legislative salary 10% (ten percent) below what is currently allowed to be paid to legislators. In a letter…

Moorlach Proposes Filing Bankruptcy

In discussing their positions on legislative matters at their Board meeting, Supervisor Moorlach proposed telling the Governor to go ahead and make his day and take funds away from local governments under Prop 1A. Moorlach said; “it would be kind of fun for the Governor to throw us in that briar patch.” Moorlach added that…

News Roundup for May 7

An increasingly small tent: Rush Limbaugh says, “What Colin Powell needs to do is close the loop and become a Democrat.” Next up: New Jersey: “Gay rights advocates in New Jersey… believe the state is poised to pass [a marriage equality] law this year.” Vacation in Libertarian Somalia: “Government-free since 1991…Where the police, roads, and…