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  • California Supreme Court Blocks Citizens United Measure From Ballot

    08/12/2014 10:41:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    LATimes ^ | August12, 2014 | MELANIE MASON
    California Supreme Court Blocks Citizens United Measure From Ballot Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), author of a non-binding ballot measure on Citizens United, said he was disappointed by the state Supreme Court's decision to hold it from the ballot. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times) By MELANIE MASON State Supreme Court asks for more time to decide validity of non-binding measure on Citizens United The court's order effectively prevents Prop. 49 from appearing on Nov. ballot, both sides say The California Supreme Court on Monday halted state action on a non-binding ballot measure seeking voter opinion about a landmark U.S. Supreme...
  • Republican Elan Carr Leads Wendy Greuel, Ted Lieu in Race for Henry Waxman's 33rd District Seat

    06/04/2014 9:31:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 6 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4 Jun 2014 | Tina Daunt
    UPDATED: With his strong ties to Israel, Carr came out ahead as the large field of westside Democrats split the vote in Tuesday's Congressional primary. Carr will face State Sen. Ted Lieu in the November general election. California's 33rd Congressional district has long been considered one of the Democrats' most valuable stretches of real estate, but in Tuesday's open primary Republican Elan Carr was the top vote-getter among a field of 18 candidates vying for a chance to advance to the general election. Carr jumped to an early lead as the Democrats split the vote in the race to succeed...
  • Asians Derail Affirmative Action In California: Repeal ban on racial preferences fails in Senate

    04/14/2014 7:33:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/14/2014 | John Rosenberg
    The express train hurtling to return racial preference admissions to California — in the form of State Constitutional Amendment 5 [1], which if placed on the ballot and approved by voters would have overturned Prop. 209 —has just been derailed [2] by an outburst of opposition from Asian Americans.The eruption of opposition caught SCA 5’s Democratic sponsors by surprise and caused a crucial three Asian American senators to withdraw their support, depriving the measure of the two thirds senate majority required to place an initiative on the ballot. “Prior to the vote on SCA 5 in the Senate,” Senators...
  • Angry parents crush race-quota revival

    03/21/2014 6:28:08 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | March 18, 2014 | Steven Greenhut
    SACRAMENTO When my family moved from northwest Ohio to pricey Southern California, we could afford an entry level house but couldnt also spring for private-school tuition for the kids. So we scoured the test-score databases, looking for those neighborhoods where home values were reasonable and public schools were tops. Given the focus on schools, it will surprise no one that we settled in a city with a majority Asian-American population.
  • Return of the Anti-Chinese League: Dems want California to resurrect an ugly institution.

    03/17/2014 8:04:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/17/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Are our boys and girls wrongIn expecting you who make your livingExclusively off the white raceTo stop patronizing Jap laundries.And thereby assist your fellow men and womenIn maintaining the white mans standard in a white mans country? Placards belonging to the Anti-Jap Laundry League, Calif., 1908 California has a long and ugly history of discriminating against Asian Americans. From the Anti-Jap Laundry League, the Anti-Chinese League, the Asiatic Exclusion League, the alien land laws, the Anti-Coolie Act . . . the list is long. Much of that discrimination had its origins on the left, with the Ant-Jap Laundry Act,...
  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • (RAT) Lawmaker Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

    04/08/2014 4:43:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 4/08/14
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an FBI sting targeting political corruption and an alleged organized crime syndicate based in San Franciscos Chinatown. Yee entered his pleas in federal court to one count of conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and illegally import firearms; one count of conspiring to defraud citizens of honest services; and six counts of engaging in a scheme to defraud citizens of honest services. The San Francisco Democrat is accused of conspiring...
  • California Democrats intent on damage control after Leland Yee arrest (gun-running Dem a downer)

    04/02/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR ^ | 3/31/14 | Daniel B. Wood, Staff writer
    The stunning arrest of veteran Democrat Leland Yee will erode, at least temporarily, Democratic dominance in the very blue Golden State. Yee, arrested after a five-year FBI sting operation, faces federal charges related to conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and accepting campaign funds in exchange for political favors. An LA Times headline read, Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations. If there ever has been a more nauseating corruption scandal in Sacramento, Im not aware of it, writes one observer. The notion of a legislator masquerading as a gun control crusader while offering to help a...
  • University of California System Raises Number of Blacks and Hispanics Admitted

    07/13/2002 11:41:13 AM PDT · by rdf · 27 replies · 580+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | July 12, 2002 | DANIEL GOLDEN
    July 12, 2002 Barriers Students Faced Count In University Admission Process By DANIEL GOLDEN Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL IRVINE, Calif. -- Stanley Park felt as if the University of California, Los Angeles, had revamped its admissions criteria just for him. UCLA was looking for students who had overcome "life challenges," such as family illness, being raised by a single parent or being the first in the family to go to college. After Mr. Park's parents, Korean immigrants of modest means, divorced three years ago, he lived with his mother. When she developed breast cancer, he began tutoring...
  • Some Asians' College Strategy: Don't Check 'Asian'

    12/03/2011 2:53:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 145 replies · 3+ views
    YahooNews ^ | December 03, 2011 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    Some Asians' College Strategy: Don't Check 'Asian' JESSE WASHINGTON Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers herself half Taiwanese and half Norwegian. But when applying to Harvard, Olmstead checked only one box for her race: white. "I didn't want to put 'Asian' down," Olmstead says, "because my mom told me there's discrimination against Asians in the application process." For years, many Asian-Americans have been convinced that it's harder for them to gain admission to the nation's top colleges. Studies show that Asian-Americans meet these...
  • Asian Americans Turn Democratic [73% Voted Obama: End H1B Visas & Chain Migration]

    11/23/2012 7:39:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 23, 2012 | Taeku Lee and Karthick Ramakrishnan
    Asian Americans Turn Democratic Their support for President Obama on Nov. 6 caught many political pundits by surprise. By Taeku Lee and Karthick Ramakrishnan November 23, 2012 As the dust settles on the presidential election, there seems to be a new theory daily as to why Mitt Romney lost and what it signals for the future of the Republican Party. Common to nearly all the speculation are the partisan implications of demographic change. The United States is shifting gradually toward a majority-minority electorate, with ever-growing numbers of Latino and Asian American voters. Notably, these groups are increasingly voting as Democrats....
  • Bill would allow California state colleges to consider race

    06/07/2010 8:39:59 AM PDT · by Gennie · 59 replies · 103+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2010 | Associated Press
    Bill would allow state colleges to consider race By The Associated Press Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 4:16 p.m. SACRAMENTO, Calif. The California Assembly has approved a bill that would allow the state's public universities to consider race, gender and other demographic characteristics when they admit students. The bill, AB2047, passed on a 44-24 vote Thursday and now moves to the Senate. It would apply to the University of California and California State University systems. Democratic Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, who introduced the bill, says the legislation is needed to address the education gap in California. Currently, the state's black...
  • Another Lunge for Race Preferences (Davis Signs Assault On Proposition 209; PLF Poised to Pounce)

    08/22/2003 12:23:50 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 9 replies · 256+ views
    Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | August 2003 | Stephen R. McCutcheon
    DAVIS SIGNS ASSAULT ON PROPOSITION 209; PLF POISED TO POUNCE Proposition 209 is the voter-passed amendment to the California Constitution which forbids state and local governments from playing favorites by race in public hiring, contracting and education. The latest in a long line of assaults on Prop. 209 by proponents of racial spoils is Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally's bill that would play inventive word games with key mandates in the initiative. The Dymally legislation, A.B. 703, would require that the words "discriminate" and "preference" be interpreted not by the clear definitions that the California Supreme Court has used when applying Prop....
  • Defining Diversity Down

    01/09/2008 8:40:53 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies · 108+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2008
    The world gets more competitive every day, so why would California's education elites want to dumb down their public university admissions standards? The answer is to serve the modern liberal piety known as "diversity" while potentially thwarting the will of the voters. The University of California Board of Admissions is proposing to lower to 2.8 from 3.0 the minimum grade point average for admission to a UC school. That 3.0 GPA standard has been in place for 40 years. Students would also no longer be required to take the SAT exams that test for knowledge of specific subjects, such as...
  • UCLA official resigns over racial admissions

    08/30/2008 1:27:05 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 16 replies · 228+ views
    oc register ^ | 8-28-2008 | MARLA JO FISHER
    A professor who said he suspects UCLA is cheating to illegally admit black students resigned Thursday from its admissions committee, saying the university refused to provide him the data he needs to investigate his suspicions. "A growing body of evidence strongly suggests that UCLA is cheating on admissions," political science Professor Tim Groseclose wrote in a report he released Thursday. "Specifically, applicants often reveal their own race on the essay portion of the application."Students typically report their race on their applications, but the people who evaluate their files don't see names, race or ethnicity. If race does come up in...
  • UC regents OK admissions overhaul [end-run around California Prop 209]

    02/05/2009 7:49:34 PM PST · by freespirited · 7 replies · 519+ views
    San Fran Chronicle ^ | 2/5/09 | Patricia Yollin
    A lot more young people will have a shot at getting into the University of California under new eligibility rules, approved by the UC Board of Regents today, that represent the most sweeping changes in admission standards in almost 50 years. "The bottom line is that it will be more diverse and more fair," said UC President Mark Yudof. The board approved these changes today: -- SAT subject tests will no longer be necessary. -- The pool of applicants who will be considered will widen, but the number guaranteed entry into one of the university's nine undergraduate campuses will shrink....
  • Court hears challenge to CA affirmative action ban

    02/13/2012 2:07:04 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    AP/CBS News ^ | Feb 13, 2012 | AP
    AP) SAN FRANCISCO Backers of affirmative action asked a federal appeals court Monday to overturn California's 15-year-old ban on considering race in public college admissions, citing a steep drop in black, Latino and Native American students at the state's elite campuses. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeal heard arguments in the latest legal challenge to Proposition 209, the landmark voter initiative that barred racial, ethnic and gender preferences in public education, employment and contracting. The affirmative action ban has withstood multiple challenges since voters approved it in 1996, but advocates say their campaign to...
  • Appeals court upholds California affirmative action ban in state university admissions

    04/02/2012 1:29:20 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    AP/Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2012 | AP
    Affirmative action proponents took a hit Monday as a federal appeals court panel upheld Californias ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities. The ruling marked the second time the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turned back a challenge to the states landmark voter initiative, Proposition 209, which was passed in 1996. 0 Comments Weigh In Corrections? Personal Post . Affirmative action proponents, who had requested that the court reconsider its 1997 decision after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that affirmative action could be used in college admissions, said they...
  • Proposition 209 Helped Blacks

    08/23/2012 11:27:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 16, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    An historic ballot proposition passed by California voters in 1996 to end race-based admissions to the University of California may have led to more blacks being admitted to UC. At present, by a wide range of metricsincluding relative to state population share and changes in toal UC enrollmentblack and Hispanic enrollments are higher than before Proposition 209, Stuart Taylor, Jr. and Richard Sander write in an amicus brief they filed in a U. S. Supreme Court case. UC black enrollment had returned to pre-209 levels by 2002 and averaged some 40% above pre-209 levels by 2007. They filed a brief...
  • California Asian-Americans show strength in blocking affirmative action revival

    03/18/2014 6:19:30 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 03/17/2014 | Katy Murphy
    Stunned by an unexpected uprising within their party's minority base, Democratic lawmakers on Monday dropped a push to reverse California's 16-year-old ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
  • Affirmative action debate create rifts in ethnic communities

    04/06/2014 8:50:54 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 04/06/2014 | David E. Early and Katy Murphy
    The backlash by Chinese-American activists against a measure aimed at restoring affirmative action in the admissions process at California's public universities has set off political fisticuffs between ethnic groups accustomed to battling side-by-side.
  • Racial Preferences Under Siege: Asian Americans are now agitating to retain Proposition 209

    03/21/2014 7:07:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/21/2014 | John Fund
    Two recent events, one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast, demonstrate that after half a century, support for racial preferences in college admissions is getting more and more unsustainable both politically and intellectually. In California, liberals have long deplored the 1996 passage of Proposition 209, which banned racial preferences at state universities. Its backers pointed out that the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which is often cited as the authority for mandating preferential treatment for racial minorities, actually forbids all racial discrimination. It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race, Supreme Court chief...
  • Affirmative action proposal for California universities runs into Asian-American opposition

    03/17/2014 1:03:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/13/14 updated 3/16/14 | Katy Murphy and Jessica Calefati
    SACRAMENTO -- A legislative push to permit California's public universities to once again consider race and ethnicity in admissions appears to be on life support after an intense backlash from Asian-American parents who fear it will make it harder for their children to get into good schools. :snip: A planned referendum sailed through the state Senate in January without fanfare on a party-line vote, but three Asian-American Democrats who initially backed the measure are now calling for it to be "tabled" before the state Assembly has a chance to vote on it -- a highly unusual move. And it seems...
  • Political Fight Is Brewing on Race-Based Preferences

    03/23/2014 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Until this month, supporters of racial preferences in California have enjoyed a cozy narrative. They were able to dismiss the 55 percent of voters who passed Proposition 209, which barred race and gender preferences in university admissions, hiring and public contracts in 1996, as over-entitled fear-obsessed white folks with little understanding of and sympathy for the obstacles that daunt minority students. That ended Monday when California state Sen. Ed Hernandez was forced to put a hold on a measure to allow voters in November to restore racial preferences in public education. It was a huge about-face. His Senate Constitutional...
  • Democrats Scrap Plan To Bring Back Affirmative Action To UC, CSU Admissions

    03/17/2014 8:21:03 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies
    CBS-5 San Francisco ^ | 17 March 2014
    Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal Californias voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the states higher education system. Assembly Speaker John Perez said he does not have enough support to place the constitutional amendment before voters in November. Instead, he said lawmakers will form a task force to study the issue of access in higher education. California voters passed Proposition 209 in 1996, banning the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, state hiring and contracting. The amendment, SCA5, was initiated to address the drop-off in...
  • Birth-control activist Sandra Fluke suddenly takes herself out of congressional race

    02/06/2014 1:02:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/5/14
    Sandra Fluke, the contraception activist who shot from obscurity to the national spotlight in 2012 when she argued that her Catholic law school should be required to provide birth control to female students for free, said Wednesday that she's decided not to run for Congress in California. The newly minted 'social justice attorney' was one of three Democrats who had petitioned the California Democratic Party for its endorsement in the 33rd District election set for nine months from now. Henry Waxman, who has served in Congress since 1975, is vacating that seat at the end of his current term. Fluke...
  • California Assembly passes attack on parental rights bill banning sex orientation therapy

    08/30/2012 2:50:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 30, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    Ted Lieu said he designed the bill to deny parental rights. SACRAMENTO, August 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - A first-of-its-kind state measure banning voluntary therapy for same-sex attraction for minors has passed California’s Assembly, moving it a step closer to law, pending the reconciliation of the bill’s versions this week. The latest version of the bill states that California has a compelling interest in protecting minors against “exposure to serious harms caused by sexual orientation change efforts,” and prohibits any mental health professional from providing sexual orientation therapy to individuals under 18 years old.  The measure passed by a 51-21 vote...
  • California Legislation Would Abolish Parental Control of Childrens Choice of Sex

    05/12/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 73 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 5/12/12 | Chuck Ness
    It has become clear for some time that there is no limit to which a leftist will go in there attempt to control mankind from the cradle to the grave. Even the fear of voter backlash in an election year does not seem to slow them down any longer. Why else would Obama come out of the closet in full support of same sex marriage, at the same time that California Democrats are attempting to criminalize a parent's influence upon their child's sexual orientation. Passing through the California Senate Judiciary committee by a vote of 3-1, SB 1172 is...
  • Calif. senator threatens boycott over Lowe's ads

    12/11/2011 4:19:19 PM PST · by SmithL · 65 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/11/11 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press
    A state senator from Southern California was considering calling for a boycott of Lowe's stores after the home improvement chain pulled its advertising from a reality show about Muslim-Americans. Calling the retail giant's decision "un-American" and "naked religious bigotry," Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he would also consider legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. The senator sent a letter outlining his complaints to Lowe's Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock. The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after a group called the Florida Family Association complained...
  • Lawmaker: Lowe's 'bigoted' for pulling 'All-American Muslim' ads

    12/11/2011 1:26:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 11, 2011
    A California state senator called on home improvement chain Lowe's to apologize for pulling advertising from a TV show featuring the lives of Muslim families. Lowe's pulled advertising from Discovery Channel/TLC's "All-American Muslim" after the Florida Family Assn. complained about the show, which it called "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agendas clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values. State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) wrote a letter Saturday to Lowe's Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock in which he called the decision to pull advertising from the show "bigoted, shameful, and un-American" and "profoundly ignorant." He demanded...
  • California Lawmakers Reject Predatory Lending Protection Bill

    09/08/2006 4:46:02 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies · 395+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 9/8/2006 3:31:00 PM | Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class S. C. Irwin
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Navy officials said they will continue to pursue predatory lending legislation after California lawmakers significantly weakened language and then voted against Assembly Bill (AB) 1965 on the last day of session, Aug. 31. Lawmakers in the California Senate rejected a bill that proposed a 36 percent rate cap for payday loans, deferral of payments while deployed and a grace period for up to 30 days upon a service member returning from a deployment. If you [a civilian] choose to find yourself in this situation, your job is not at risk, national security is not in jeopardy,...
  • Cruise's Ultrasound Machine Prompts Proposal For Ban

    05/04/2006 9:28:40 AM PDT · by Abathar · 89 replies · 1,905+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | May 4, 2006 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California lawmaker said he fears Tom Cruise as father figure could be setting a dangerous precedent. Democratic Assemblyman Ted Lieu is proposing a state ban on the sale of ultrasound machines to anyone but licensed medical professionals. Lieu said there's no medical reason for an untrained person to use an ultrasound machine, and he worries because doctors say putting the technology in the wrong hands could harm a fetus. Cruise said he bought an ultrasound machine so he could see images of his then-unborn child with Katie Holmes. "If someone sees Tom Cruise buy one, they...
  • CA: Democrat elected to California's 53rd Assembly district

    09/14/2005 2:08:30 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 19 replies · 532+ views
    LOS ANGELES - Democrat Ted W. Lieu handily defeated three Republican opponents to win election to California's 53rd Assembly district in a special election called after the June death of incumbent Mike Gordon. With all of the district's 110 precincts reporting, Lieu, a member of the Torrance City Council, had 24,119 votes or 60 percent in unofficial results from Tuesday's balloting. Dr. Mary Jo Ford, a Manhattan Beach anesthesiologist, was second with 7,733 votes or 19 percent. Ford was the choice of the California Republican party leadership. Another Republican, Torrance Councilman Paul Nowatka, was third with 4,711 votes or 12...