hese judicial evaluations have been provided by the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee (JEEC) of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. The JEEC prepares an evaluation of candidates in contested Superior Court judicial elections in Los Angeles County; makes evaluations by interviewing candidates and communicating with lawyers, judges, and others; publishes ratings of candidates. The Judicial […]
Andy Love: John McCain has now made explicit what has been a poorly kept secret—that the Republicans will continue to oppose whatever nominee the next Democratic president selects.
Jamala Rogers: Videos have not proven to make such cases a slam-dunk because of the same kind of police interpretation presented in the Rodney King case.
Sharon Kyle: Known widely for his use of social media to promote social causes, including the Black Lives Matter movement, Shaun King recently posted a message on social media that offers 25 practical solutions that address police brutality
Sikivu Hutchinson: On a daily basis our youth contend with unsafe conditions that white teens in middle class and affluent areas of the city either don’t have to deal with or have a social safety net to shield them from.
Matt Cagle: Social media monitoring is spreading fast and is a powerful example of surveillance technology that can disproportionately impact communities of color.
Sharon Kyle: “The Restorative Justice Vote,” a one-day conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 19, will convene attorneys, social justice activists, law enforcement professionals, and policymakers in advance of the November 8th election.
Daisy Vieyra: SB 443 protects vulnerable Californians from having police permanently take and keep their property without a conviction.
Larry Wines: They’re all lying. Not simply “mistaken,” or “wrong,” but knowingly lying. You will see it for yourself when you watch the video.
Judith Lewis Mernit: The stories of workplace abuse are infinite and chilling,, and include “foreign trimmers getting their passports stolen, growers not paying them and throwing them off the farm, sex-starved rednecks paying more for girls to trim with their tops off.
Piper McDaniel: In the wake of the timber industry’s collapse, many long-time locals turned to marijuana to support themselves, while at the same time early participants in the trade began moving to Hayfork to establish outdoor farms.
Robert Koehler: They drove a tank (or tank-looking armored truck, designed to withstand improvised explosive devices) up to Rogers Park because a guy was running around the neighborhood naked? Who’s crazy here?
Peter Bibring and Catherine Wagner: Death of L.A. teen at hands of cops was caught on tape. But refusal to release video has some questioning policies, use nationwide.