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Three Strike Tony

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Much has been written about the killing of Kelly Thomas in the two and a half years since his death. We focus today on D. A. Tony Rackauckas, who decided, given the high profile of the case, that it was necessary for him to step back into the courtroom, after a 23 years, and personally prosecute the case.

Anaheim By-District Elections vote set for November 2014

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The Anaheim City Council voted unanimously last night to settle the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit challenging the legality of the at-large voting process used to elect the city council. The settlement requires that the city council place a charter amendment before the voters in November 2014 to establish by-district voting for city council elections beginning in 2016.

OC Register gives Big Gift to Moorlach’s Congressional bid

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On Wednesday, the publishers of the Register doubled down on their coverage by providing Mr. Moorlach with unprecedented space on their editorial pages to make his case. Moorlach’s guest editorial amounted to more than 800 words of free advertising for his campaign, in addition to the more than 400 words worth of “earned media” coverage Wisckol provided in his coverage of Moorlach’s announcement.

Palmdale Voting Rights Ruling Foreshadows Anaheim’s Future

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The ruling, dated last week, from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney which orders new district based elections for the City of Palmdale. The ruling illustrates what the City of Anaheim may be looking at as an outcome of a similar suit filed alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act caused by the at-large election of city council members.