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Earl Warren Jr.

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  • Festival of Books: Biographers create a vivid portrait of the 20th century

     
    For those who didn't go to hear Rodney King's conversation with Patt Morrison (and wait some time for King to show), the best bet for the same 12:30 p.m. time slot Saturday was an L.A. TImes Festival of Books panel......
  • Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle

    Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle
    In his cogent, nuanced account of the 1949 prosecution of American communists under the Smith Act, former Los Angeles Times staff writer Scott Martelle sees this case fitting into a troubling pattern. From the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the...
  • Hundeds of Animals Displaced by Jesusita Fire

    Hundeds of Animals Displaced by Jesusita Fire
    It's not just humans who've had to flee their homes during the Santa Barbara firestorm. Hundreds of animals have also been displaced by the flames and are being kept at a temporary zoo at the Earl Warren Showground. Amy Moore runs the center which is...
  • 'The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works' by Henry Waxman with Joshua Green

    'The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works' by Henry Waxman with Joshua Green
    Pretty faces and promising careers tend to flash across our local political firmament with the frequency of shooting stars -- and with about as much effect. But for more than two decades, the most consequential elected official in Southern California...
  • Kennedy expressed remorse over Chappaquiddick in his memoir

    Kennedy expressed remorse over Chappaquiddick in his memoir
    Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in a memoir being published this month, writes of fear and remorse surrounding the 1969 car accident on Chappaquiddick Island that left a woman dead, and says he accepted the finding that a lone gunman assassinated...
  • Court nomination fights -- enough!

    Court nomination fights -- enough!
    Last month, former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth W. Starr sent out a warning to President Obama: GOP senators won't readily forgive the president for his Senate votes against Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr....
  • 'American Original' by Joan Biskupic

    'American Original' by Joan Biskupic
    American Original The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Joan Biskupic Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 436 pp., $28 To begin, a few snapshots from the life of Justice Antonin Scalia: * As a young boy, he...
  • Democrats would do right to do right by Abel Maldonado

    Democrats would do right to do right by Abel Maldonado
    Within a few weeks, the embattled and belittled California Legislature will take one of two actions: * Approve state Sen. Abel Maldonado's nomination by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to be lieutenant governor because that's the smart and right thing to do....
  • It's A Gray Area: A worthy celebration of the justice system

    I was privileged on Feb. 18 to attend a celebration of how our system works, particularly when good people use it for the right purpose. Sometimes it takes time and patience, but eventually we get it right. The celebration took place at the federal...
  • Book review: 'Making Our Democracy Work' by Stephen Breyer

    Book review: 'Making Our Democracy Work' by Stephen Breyer
    The United States Supreme Court likes its mystery: Cases are argued in public, briefs are available for all to read, but its real work is carried out in conferences attended by the nine justices alone. So private are those deliberations that in the rare...
  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...