CA Legislature Sends National Popular Vote to Gov. Brown

By: Friday July 15, 2011 12:53 pm

Thursday the California State Legislature passed the National Popular Vote bill and sent it to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. From the San Francisco Chronicle: The California Legislature passed legislation Thursday that if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown would significantly boost the growing national movement to elect the president of the United States by popular [...]

California Supreme Court Upholds “Top Two” Primary

By: Thursday December 16, 2010 12:04 pm

Today, the California Supreme Court rejected the first attempt to stop the state from adopting a top-two primary system next year. From the San Francisco Chronicle: The state Supreme Court allowed California on Wednesday to go ahead with a voter-approved overhaul of primary elections, putting all candidates on the same ballot in the first round [...]

Prop 19 Opponents Terrified by Centuries-Old Tradition of Local Ordinances

By: Monday September 27, 2010 10:00 pm

I’ve noticed a consistent but baseless distortion being spread by opponents of California’s Proposition 19, which would legalize, regulate and tax cannabis. They complain that Prop 19 is poorly crafted and/or would produce an unenforceable “patchwork” of regulation. The reality is that, compared with most propositions in California’s history, Prop 19 is very sensibly written, [...]

Alice Huffman on Why Marijuana Legalization Is a Civil Rights Issue

By: Thursday September 16, 2010 10:06 pm

The history of marijuana prohibition in this country is, at its core, racist. Since its inception almost a century ago as a way to punish Mexican immigrants, our marijuana laws have effectively been enforced in ways that disproportionately hurt minorities. Even though whites make up the vast bulk of marijuana users in this country, the [...]

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