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Oct 11 2015
On Saturday, California governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will start automatically registering adult citizens to vote. Starting in 2016, every adult citizen in the state who gets a driver's license, renews a license, gets a state identification card, or fills out a change of address form with the Department of Motor Vehicles will be registered to vote — unless he or she declines to beVox
Mar 24 2022
As war continues in Ukraine, Senate confirmation hearings began for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson this week.
Jackson's hearings began Monday with opening statements, and continued on Tuesday with some Republicans accusing her of being soft on crime, while Democrats spoke to her accomplishments and qualifications. During Wednesday's hearings, Jackson took more questions onAllSides Staff
Jul 10 2022
In Utah, we love our mountains.
We thrill at winter powder days on the ski slopes, we hike through filtered sunshine beneath summer trees. we marvel at reds, oranges and browns in the autumn canyons, and we watch with giddy anticipation for new spring greens.
Utah has made a home out of a beautiful piece of planet Earth.
How will we protect our beautiful spaces from aDeseret News
Jul 19 2022
The Democrat-led House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to pass a bill that would enshrine protections for same-sex marriage into federal law.
The bipartisan final vote was 267 to 157 with 47 Republicans joining with Democrats to vote for the bill. It's not clear, however, whether the bill can pass the Senate where at least 10 Republicans would need to join with Democrats to overcomeCNN (Online News)
Oct 03 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court opened what promises to be an eventful new term on Monday, hearing arguments in an environmental dispute, welcoming a history-making justice to the bench and taking up some new cases to be decided in the next nine months.
President Joe Biden's appointee Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman justice, took part in oral arguments for the first time since beingReuters
Jul 21 2022
UPDATE: S.F. teachers union, more officials call on school board member Ann Hsu to resign in wake of racist comments
A San Francisco school board member apologized Tuesday after she made a racist statement, saying one of the biggest challenges in educating Black and brown students was their “unstable family environments” and “lack of parental encouragement to focus on learning.”San Francisco Chronicle
May 04 2022
At Reason today, senior editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown writes that “Alito’s Draft Opinion That Would Overturn Roe Is a Disaster of Legal Reasoning.” After quoting a number of fellow libertarian writers disputing Alito’s reading of history and/or disputing the idea that historical precedent is a valid basis for constitutional interpretation, Brown writes:
Some people are still lingering onNational Review (News)
Jun 30 2022
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer retired on Thursday, paving way for his successor, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to be sworn in as the 116th justice on the high court and the first black woman to sit on the nine-member bench.
Jackson, 51, received two oaths during a ceremony in the West Conference Room, the first with Chief Justice John Roberts administering the Constitutional Oath,Washington Examiner
Jan 21 2022
A federal judge in Texas on Friday blocked President Biden's mandate for federal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the latest blow to the White House's vaccination efforts.
Judge Jeffrey Brown, who was appointed by former President Trump, wrote that the order exceeded the president's authority.
The case is about "whether the President can, with the stroke of a pen andThe Hill
Sep 26 2022
Hurricane Ian moved near the Cayman Islands and closer to western Cuba early Monday on a track to hit Florida as a major hurricane this week.
Ian was forecast to intensify rapidly and become a major hurricane as soon as late Monday before becoming an even stronger Category 4 hurricane over warm Gulf of Mexico waters before striking the west central coast of Florida on Wednesday.CNBC