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"If destruction be our lot, we ... More >>
While the corpses of corporate music retail chains litter strip malls where outlets like Tower Records and Blockbuster Music once stood, Amoeba Music is an independent juggernaut with three California-based stores the size of supermarkets. They've been a destinations for music aficionados for more t ... More >>
Gay rights activists in California and across the United States are thrilled with the Obama Administration's decision today to stop defending the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act in federal court.
"This is a huge victory for gay and lesbian couples and removes any doubt that the freedom to marr ... More >>
The cover of The Urban Homestead, written by Erik Knudsen and Kelly Coyne, which might be renamed in the next printing.Updated, 2/22, 12:30 p.m.: The Dervaes family recently filed a Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DCMA) take down notice to Google regarding content in The Urban Homestead by K ... More >>
Ted SoquiGay marriage supporters in West Hollywood.The Proposition 8 hearing is underway at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, with pro-Prop. 8 attorney Charles Cooper laying out his case for why anti-gay marriage forces have legal standing to appeal U.S. District Cour ... More >>
ACLUHector Villagra will take over as the chief of the ACLU.Updated after the jump with the ACLU stating the group has been against the x-ray scanners.
The ACLU of Southern California announced Monday that it has appointed its first Latino executive director.
The liberal group's legal dire ... More >>
A bill that denies financial benefits to spouses who solicit the murder of their partners is scheduled to be heard in a state legislative committee on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. The bill was inspired by John Pomroy, a Pomona police detective whose wife had tried to hire gang ... More >>
A new online ad promoting the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) has been posted by a coalition of Hollywood labor guilds and the reviews (all right, my reviews) are mixed -- both as to the spot and the chances that Congress will pass the legislation this year in anything but a watered-down form. EFCA, ... More >>
Well, EFCA got the rug pulled out from under it last week. That's when key Senate Democrats caved in and announced they couldn't support the Employee Free Choice Act in its current incarnation. EFCA is -- or was -- a bill that would make it easier for workers to form unions and the looming fig ... More >>
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuitâ€™s Courtroom 3 - a miniature auditorium with comfortable, smoked salmon-colored seats - was mostly filled with law students who seemed to be interested in just one thing: listening to Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe argue constitu ... More >>