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  • Orange County Judge M. Marc Kelly: Recall effort is an injustice

    Orange County Judge M. Marc Kelly: Recall effort is an injustice
    If Orange County Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly erred in interpreting the law when he sentenced a child molester to 10 years in prison in April, or if he exceeded his authority by knowingly imposing a sentence not allowed by law, California's justice system is able to rectify the problem, at the level of either the 4th District Court of Appeal or the state Supreme Court. If he had a history of consistently imposing sentences that diverged wildly from the norm, he could be challenged at reelection time and replaced with another judge.
  • Florida medical marijuana amendment headed down to the wire

    Florida medical marijuana amendment headed down to the wire
    TALLAHASSEE — A constitutional amendment effort asking Florida voters to legalize medical marijuana might be headed for a photo finish. The group has until Feb. 1 to gather the more than 683,000 valid voter signatures to make the ballot. The group...

    San Bernardino activists get recall effort on November ballot

    San Bernardino activists get recall effort on November ballot
    Activists in bankrupt San Bernardino have qualified their effort to recall three city officials this fall, the county registrar of voters has announced. Voters will decide on Nov. 5 whether to recallĀ Councilmembers John Valdivia and Wendy McCammack...

    Barbara Coe dies at 79; foe of services for those in U.S. illegally

    Barbara Coe dies at 79; foe of services for those in U.S. illegally
    For Barbara Coe, everything changed the day she accompanied an elderly friend to an Orange County social services center in 1991. "I walked into this monstrous room full of people, babies and little children all over the place, and I realized nobody was...

    Village Entrance opponents divided about initiative

    Resident Paul Merritt announced Wednesday that his proposed initiative to restrict the Village Entrance Project is moving forward. The city attorney has completed the title and summary of Merritt's proposed initiative as required by election law to get...