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The Supreme Court issued two rulings on Tuesday, and Californians are already feeling the results.
The court ruled that California cannot require anti-abortion being pregnant facilities, known as “crisis pregnancy centers,” to offer sufferers with details about abortion.
Social conservatives throughout the nation cheered the ruling, whereas California’s lawyer normal, Xavier Becerra, known as it “unfortunate.”
And in certainly one of the Trump administration’s most vital political victories but, the court docket additionally upheld President Trump’s ban on travel from a number of predominantly Muslim international locations.
In the west Los Angeles neighborhood often called Little Tehran, immigrants from Iran had been digesting the information over small cups of thick black espresso Tuesday morning. Many stated they weren’t shocked to listen to that the court docket had sided with the president, which they noticed as an indication that he wielded much more authority than his predecessors.
“He’s like the dictators he attacks but says he admires,” stated Sam Sassourian, a 72-year-old retired engineer who emigrated from Iran in the 1980s. “We love this country, but it is becoming more like the one we escaped from. This is not right and yet nobody can stop it.”
And close to Escondido, Daniel Balcombe is the pastor of the evangelical Living Way Church close to San Diego, a church that has had a notable improve in Iranian immigrants lately. While he praised the court docket’s ruling in favor of California’s disaster being pregnant facilities, he was dismayed at the journey ban resolution, and stated he could be reaching out to immigrants in his church.
“The Bible says there’s a time to weep and a time to rejoice,” Mr. Balcombe stated. “Sometimes those happen at the same time.” — Elizabeth Dias and Jennifer Medina
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• A federal choose in San Diego issued a nationwide injunction quickly stopping the Trump administration from separating youngsters from their mother and father at the border. The choose ordered that every one households already separated be reunited inside 30 days. [The New York Times]
• Meanwhile, in a determined Congressional try to deal with the household separations, Dianne Feinstein has partnered with … Ted Cruz? [The New York Times]
• Attorney General Jeff Sessions got here to Los Angeles to present a speech and was greeted warmly inside the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Outside, not a lot. [The Los Angeles Times]
• As the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s journey ban, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. additionally seized the second to overrule the well-known Korematsu resolution, which upheld the forcible internment of Japanese-Americans throughout World War II. [The New York Times]
• The Free Speech Movement was born at the University of California, Berkeley. But many years later, Milo Yiannopoulos and others have managed to make the campus dwelling to a free-speech circus. [The New Yorker]
• Kevin Moore, a member of the Oakland Fire Department’s hearth prevention crew, is black. And whereas on inspection responsibility he has been reported to the authorities and considered suspiciously for doing his job. [The New York Times]
• The Oakland Athletics are asking state lawmakers to move a invoice that will successfully protect the crew from potential environmental lawsuits over building of a brand new stadium. [The Sacramento Bee]
• A 738-acre forest of historic coastal redwoods in Sonoma County is being acquired underneath a land deal that may guarantee its safety and permit the public to go to. [The San Francisco Chronicle]
• The Santa Clara Valley Water District is shifting ahead with plans to buy a key property that may permit the company to construct the largest reservoir constructed in the Bay Area in the previous 20 years. [The Mercury News]
His title is probably not as acquainted as William J. Bratton, Charlie Beck and even the civil rights lawyer Connie Rice.
But in terms of police reform in Los Angeles, John Mack was “one of L.A.’s most influential black figures,” The Los Angeles Times wrote recently. Mr. Mack, who, over a decades-long profession, ran the metropolis chapter of the Urban League and spent eight years on L.A.’s Police Commission, died of most cancers final week at 81, the newspaper stated.
He entered the fray quickly after the Watts riots of 1965, led the metropolis by and previous the Rodney King beating and 1992 riots, and, as just lately as final month, obtained Mayor Eric M. Garcetti’s ear for 30 minutes. He used the time — and the affect he has lengthy wielded — The Los Angeles Times stated, to advocate for Michel Moore as Chief Beck’s substitute.
And as we reported earlier this month, Chief Moore obtained the job.
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