Correspondent Spencer Michels examines how U.S. Supreme Court rulings limiting local gun-control laws are playing out in California.
Arizona, Alaska and Florida are among the states to have the latest round of pre-midterm primaries. Political Editor David Chalian assesses the winners, losers and surprises of the night.
By Carolyn O'Hara
A long-running legal battle over a 75-year-old cross on public land in California culminates today in oral arguments before the Supreme Court, in what legal analysts say could be an important case on the separation of church and state.
Question: We keep hearing phrases such as “when the recession/depression is over,” but none of the analysis (that I’ve read or heard, anyway) addresses the relationship of the current and impending government insolvencies. Surely our economy can’t recover while…
Question: Is California printing its own money? Paul Solman: Funny you should ask. The State of California Franchise Tax Board website currently features this statement: “We will accept registered warrants…towards the payment of tax liabilities.” State taxes, of…
In other news, California began issuing IOU notes after the governor failed to reach a deal on the state's budget, and Vice President Joe Biden visited troops in Iraq.
Spencer Michels reports on California's struggles to address a $24 billion shortfall in the state budget, which lawmakers say puts the state in danger of running out of money.
The Supreme Court said Thursday that convicts have no constitutional right to test DNA evidence in hopes of proving their innocence long after they were found guilty. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal discusses the impact of the decision.
Some states are experimenting with controversial new taxes to pay for highway construction. Special correspondent Lee Hochberg reports from Oregon, where officials are looking into charging drivers a tax based on the number of miles they drive in lieu of…
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a challenge by a Texas community to strike down an extension to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal recaps the day in court.
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