- Making News: Kidnapped British Journalist Released
A 23 year-old British journalist was kidnapped in southern Iraq today, threatened with death, and then released. Muqtada al-Sadr himself is said to have intervened. James Brandon is a stringer for the Sunday Telegraph of London and the Christian Science Monitor, where Scott Baldauf is a reporter.
- Reporter's Notebook: Legal and Political Issues Still at Play on Gay Marriage
California's State Supreme Court has ruled that Gavin Newsom exceeded his authority by issuing marriage licenses to 4,000 same-sex couples. The San Francisco Mayor says he licensed and performed gay marriages to challenge the constitutionality of Prop 22, the voter-passed initiative to ban the practice. With 12 other states preparing to vote on the question, Professor Vikram Amar of Hastings College of Law says the constitutional challenge remains.
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