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The campaign seeking to abolish the state's death penalty is in some hot water after advocating to high school students in East Los Angeles without the school's permission.
The Garfield High School administration says it was never told that members of Yes on 62 would be on campus.
"Always will be a risk to execute an innocent one."
Last Friday, death row exoneree Juan Melendez and another speaker told students to convince their parents to vote yes on the measure. Kent Scheidegger is with the No on 62 campaign.
"Basically, a one-sided campaign event and it's not an appropriate thing to hold on a school campus."
The LA Unified School District says what happened was against policy. The Yes on 62 campaign has not responded for comment.
Proposition 66 would aim to speed up the death penalty court process in California. For example, it would require the superior court to review initial petitions, increase the number of available attorneys to accept those appeals, and allow condemned inmates to be housed at any state prison.
Do you plan to vote 'YES' to change these death penalty court procedures, or 'NO' to make no changes to existing procedures?
51% Yes (1)
20 No (2)
29 Undecided/Don't Know (8)
Al Gore did not "accept" the "result" announced by Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris. He took the case to the Florida courts. George Bush did not "accept" the "result" of the Florida Supreme Court decision. He took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Two presidential elections in living memory have been close enough to be within what John Fund called the "margin of litigation": 1960 and 2000. Richard Nixon chose not to litigate; Al Gore chose to. I consider it extremely unlikely that 2016 will be anywhere near that close, but this year has provided multiple examples of the wisdom of Yogi Berra's admonition against predictions.
I have no reason to believe that Donald Trump reads my advice, and he certainly doesn't take it, but for the record I recommend that he come out promptly with a clarification that all that he reserves is an Al Gore type challenge.
I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as _________ under the Constitution and laws of the United States.
I feel strongly that the Supreme Court needs to stand on the side of the American people, not the powerful corporations and the wealthy.
Although the bill will not be enacted this year, it is a landmark. A restoration bill has passed a house of an American legislature for the first time after a period when the other side had the legislative momentum. Hopefully favorable votes by the people of Nebraska and California a month from now will add to the momentum in the correct direction.
Giuliani is eyeing the role of Trump's attorney general if he's elected in November, according to sources close to the process. And to campaign for it -- after all, he's got to beat Chris Christie -- he's giving the surrogate performance of a lifetime. Trump's preferred policy of stop-and-frisk? Giuliani claims it brought about an 85-percent reduction in crime in New York City. Black Lives Matter? "Inherently racist." And police relations? He's holding a meet-and-greet for Trump with Cleveland's police union Tuesday.
Well, stop-and-frisk is a component of effective policing, and BLM is inherently racist, so there is nothing wrong in what Mr. Giuliani is saying and doing.
Giuliani denied he's pursuing "any office or position in a future administration."* * *[Ted Olson said,] "Rudy was a tremendous associate attorney general and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which is more important than any of the other federal prosecutorial districts. I doubt there is anyone in the country who could come close in terms of his experience. ... He had the job of number three [at the Justice Department], then was U.S. attorney, then ran for mayor. He is exquisitely well-suited for attorney general."
But of course none of that matters unless there is a Trump Administration, and given that the candidate himself punches a new hole in the hull of his campaign ship almost daily, that seems to be a sinking possibility.
One of the strategies that helped bring about an 85% reduction in crime in New York City between 1994 and 2013 was the careful and appropriate use of "stop and frisk." This practice dramatically reduced the number of guns, knives and other dangerous weapons, as well as illicit drugs, in the city.See my previous post on this subject for the citation and an excerpt of the case. Continuing with Mr. Giuliani's piece:
But according to candidate Hillary Clinton and moderator Lester Holt during Monday night's presidential debate, stop and frisk is "unconstitutional." They are wrong. In Mrs. Clinton's case, it's the usual misrepresenting she does when she does not know what she is talking about. As for Mr. Holt, if a moderator is going to interfere, he should do some homework and not pretend to know the law when he does not. Mr. Holt and NBC cannot overrule the U.S. Supreme Court.
(a) William Rehnquist
(b) Antonin Scalia
(c) Roger Taney
(d) Earl Warren
Some of those votes may go to Gary Johnson and the Libertarians. In a very close election, the votes for Johnson and Jill Stein could throw the election to Donald Trump. The argument for a landslide unity vote could convince some of those to do the right thing.So there you have it. It's not an invention of "right-wing media." The Communist Party says voting for Hillary Clinton is doing the right thing.
Any repudiation of this endorsement from the Clinton camp? I could not find one through a Google search or on the campaign website. If anybody can find one, please post a link in the comments.