ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
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Schwarzenegger approved program to ease prison overcrowding
May 3, 2013
On May 3, 2007, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill with bipartisan support that designated $7.7 billion to remedy the state's overcrowded prisons. The Public Safety and Offender Rehabilitation Services Act of 2007 attempted to streamline the prison infrastructure system b....... [more]

Rights group urges Thailand to stop targeting civilians
September 27, 2012
On September 27, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) urged Thailand to stop the deliberate targeting of civilians by insurgents in Southern Thailand. AI released a report describing the attacks and basically called them war crimes. Nearly 5,000 civilians have been killed in the southern provinces of Th....... [more]

Ninth Circuit seals videos from California same-sex marriage trial
February 2, 2012
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday ruled that it will not release video recordings from Perry v. Schwarzenegger, California's 2010 trial which declared Proposition 8, the state's same-sex marriage ban, to be unconstitutional. In reversing the opinion of the US District Court....... [more]

Schwarzenegger signed first US law limiting greehouse gas emissions
September 27, 2011
On September 27, 2006, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The occasion marked the first time that a US bill designed to restrict greenhouse gas emissions became law. The legislation was aimed at reducing emissions in the state by 25 percent by....... [more]

California voters changed primary election system
June 8, 2011
On June 8, 2010, California voters approved Proposition 14, which altered the primary election system, creating an open primary where only the top two vote-getters would advance to the general election. The ballot initiative was approved by over 54 percent of voters and changes elections to create a....... [more]

Ninth Circuit hears arguments on California same-sex marriage ban
December 6, 2010
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments Monday in Perry v. Schwarzenegger on Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban. The hearing was divided into two one-hour sessions, with the first section focusing on the issue of standing, and the second focusing on Proposi....... [more]

Supreme Court hears California prison overcrowding case
November 30, 2010
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Schwarzenegger v. Plata on an order to reduce the California prison population. In August 2009, a special panel of federal judges ordered California to reduce its prison population by about 46,000 inmates, finding that the prisons are overcrowded....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on violent video game law
November 2, 2010
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association on whether the First Amendment permits any limits on offensive content in violent video games sold to minors, and whether a state regulation for displaying offensive, harmful images to children....... [more]

Schwarzenegger signed legislation increasing legal aid funds
October 11, 2010
On October 11, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation designed to increase funding for legal aid representation for low-income California residents. The legal aid provided through these funds includes representation in areas of housing, family law, domestic violence, heal....... [more]

Schwarzenegger signed first US law limiting greenhouse gas emissions
September 27, 2010
On September 27, 2006, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 into law, marking the approval of the first US bill designed to restrict greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation aims at bringing California into near compliance with the terms of the K....... [more]

California high court refuses to order state appeal of same-sex marriage ruling
September 9, 2010
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request from a conservative group to order Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to appeal the federal court ruling that struck down the controversial ban on same-sex marriage. The request was brought by the Pacific Justic....... [more]




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