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Federal Appeals Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act

  By Ryan Reilly and Samantha Lachman, Huffington Post   A federal appeals court on Wednesday found that Texas’ strict voter identification law violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, in a victory for [...]
San Quentin State Prison, located in Marin County, is California's only prison for men on death row. Photo courtesy of San Quentin News.

Lawsuits Challenge Solitary Confinement in State Prisons as “Inhumane and Degrading” The “solitary confinement regime…will bring you to the edge of madness,” says Justice Kennedy

Oakland attorney Dan Siegel has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners held indefinitely in solitary confinement at San Quentin State Prison’s Adjustment Center, demanding an end to what they consider to be [...]
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Residents Support Water Cutbacks, Worry About Rate Increases

A recent Field poll indicates that 65 percent of Californians support Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction of water use in urban areas. At the same time, seven out of 10 homeowners say that [...]
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Kamala D. Harris, Janet Napolitano Take Steps to Address Campus Sexual Assault

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced steps to address the pervasive issue of campus sexual assault on California’s college campuses.   Joined by University of California President Janet Napolitano, law enforcement leaders and victim [...]

Healthcare Racial Disparities Continue Despite ACA

More Californians than ever before have health insurance, but coverage isn’t care, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has magnified the deep racial, ethnic and cultural disparities in accessing quality health care in California. <