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Chemerinsky to represent Capo teacher in appeal

From the Orange County Register: UCI law dean Chemerinsky to represent teacher sued by student Nationally renowned constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Irvine’s law school, will represent high school teacher James Corbett in appealing a federal court ruling that found Corbett violated a student’s First Amendment rights. Corbett, who referred to Creationism as…

Project Labor Agreements Put Local People FIRST

by Tefere Gebre, Executive Director, Orange County Labor Federation The assault on Orange County by Colorado-based zealot Eric Christensen and Supervisor John Moorlach on behalf of anti-worker contractors couldn’t come at a worse time for Orange County residents.  The County is wracked by unemployment and many working families are having a hard time making ends…

Correa Calls upon the Governor to Approve Vital Small Business Bill

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Lou Correa (Orange County) issued the following statement urging Governor Schwarzenegger to sign Senate Bill 66 (SB 66), introduced by Senator Curren Price (Los Angeles): “California’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy and a primary source of job creation.  It is vital for our state’s economic recovery that…

Citizen Journalism Is Simply Not Enough

Despite our best efforts, bloggers just don’t have enough resources to meet the need for full time investigative reporting. The explosion of internet journalism has launched hundreds of thousands of blogs covering everything from recipes to political opinion. In many cases, politics has inspired the merger of political opinion and actual investigative journalism. The result…

Norby, Ackerman Carry On Duvall Tradition of Sleazy Republican Politics in A.D. #72 Special Election

At the torrid rate at which Republicans Chris Norby, Orange County Supervisor, and Linda Ackerman, wife of former Assemblyman/Senator Dick Ackerman, are publicly sliming each other, Democrat John MacMurray stands a solid chance to garner a clear victory in heavily-Republican Assembly District #72’s special election to replace Republican Mike “Family Values” Duvall, who resigned after…

It’s a simple question

Beginning mid-August, I left a number of messages for Assemblyman Van Tran’s staff in his Sacramento office and Orange County office.  I asked two simple questons: has the Assemblyman EVER represented Councilman Andy Quach as his lawyer? And if so, in what sort of legal proceeding? After we published the YouTube file with the audio transcript of…

Friends and Enemies

Not long along, Michelle Steele, a conservative Board of Equalization member, attended a fundraiser for Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.  Steele and Kang have known each other for years and there’s a healthy degree of mutual respect and friendship between the two.  That’s a good thing and a healthy thing. But this appearance launched much teeth…