That a federal judge in California has declared the death penalty unconstitutional is no surprise--a 2006 ruling has put capital punishment on hold in Northern California--but that a federal judge in stodgy old Orange County did caused ripples Wednesday. To be fair, some are ripples of "atta boys" f ... More >>
UPDATE FEB 29 8:40 A.M.: Despite a petition that has collected over 750 signatures, draft revisions and negotiations, organizers of this weekend's TEDxUCIrvine conference have decided against reinstating Osama Shabaik of the so-called "Irvine 11" as a scheduled speaker. "We have unanimously decid ... More >>
James CorbettThe U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to hear an appeal in Capistrano Valley High School's "Jesus Glasses" case.That means the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision last year that exonerated European history teacher James Corbett stands.The end!
Amazingly, it was not our fearless leader Gustavo who shamelessly solicited a plug for an event he was participating in, but the Weekly's pre-millennium No. 2 man Jim Washburn--and justifiably so. Because Chautauqua!--which I can't say and can barely spell--sounds very cool indeed. While most of ... More >>
Opening statements begin this afternoon in the misdemeanor criminal trial of the Irvine 11, whittled down to 10 Muslim student-defendants from the University of California at Irvine and Riverside since the February 2010 speech at UCI by Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren that drew the c ... More >>
Jules CollenderThe parents of Julian "Jules" Collender, who was unarmed when he was shot to death outside his Yorba Linda home on June 30, 2010, by Brea Police Detective Shawn Neel, have filed a federal lawsuit that accuses the department of bungling the case from the start.The suit names as defe ... More >>
Operation Streamline costs millions, tramples the Constitution, treats migrants like cattle, doesn't work
As they fill out their AARP membership cards, '60s burnouts can rejoice that a group of campus agitators has at last come along to rival the infamous Chicago Seven.Mamas and papas, introducing the "Irvine 11"! Something's happening here, and what it is ain't exactly kosher. The Irvine 11 are the ... More >>