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In 1964, the US Supreme Court’s "one person, one vote" ruling gave new political power to minorities and young people in urban centers — especially Los Angeles.  Now the Court may decide that a "person" should be defined as an "eligible voter," and that could turn the tables again -- with new power for rural areas and the suburbs, where voters are older, richer and whiter.  We hear how that could re-make city councils, county boards of supervisors, and the state legislature.

Also, the "Justice for Feras Morad" campaign remembers a 20-year old college debater shot to death by a Long Beach police officer.

Photo: SEIU

Producers:
Katie Cooper

The Worst Fear for Elected Officials in Southern California 17 MIN, 49 SEC

In 1964, the US Supreme Court revolutionized political power by ruling that all people should be represented equally: one person, one vote — in Congress, the state legislature and local jurisdictions. But it never said just what it meant by a "person." Now it’s agreed to consider defining "people" not as the whole population, but as the number of eligible voters. That could mean big change.

Guests:
Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School (@LevinsonJessica)
Tony Quinn, Republican political consultant
Arturo Vargas, National Organization of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (@ArturoNALEO)

More:
Evenwel v. Abbott
Edward Blum on a chance to clarify 'one person, one vote'

Friends, Family Raise Questions about LB Police Shooting 5 MIN, 43 SEC

Feras Morad was a 20 year old, nationally ranked college debater from Woodland Hills. Long Beach police say he jumped through a second story window, reportedly influenced by drugs, and turned aggressive when an officer tried to help him. Finally, the officer shot him dead. Now, social media campaigns have been launched — in Morad’s memory and on behalf of his family. Greg Yee reports for the Long Beach Press Telegram.

Guests:
Greg Yee, Long Beach Press-Telegram (@gregoryyyee)

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