May 3, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
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 ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
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 ...[read more]
February 2, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
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 ...[read more]
September 27, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
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 ...[read more]
June 8, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
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 ...[read more]
December 6, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
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 ...[read more]
November 30, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
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 ...[read more]
November 2, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
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 ...[read more]
October 11, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
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, ...[read more]
September 27, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
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 ...[read more]

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