- Making News: Scientists Drill into the San Andreas Fault
In Monterey County, geologists have drilled two miles below the Earth's surface into what they say is an active section of the San Andreas Earthquake Fault. That was source of the temblor that destroyed San Francisco back in 1906. They say they are "inside the earthquake machine" for the first time. Stanford geophysicist Mark Zoback, is one of the project leaders.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Supreme Court Nominee John Roberts Aided Gay Rights Case Today's LA Times reports that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts helped gay activists win "the single most important positive ruling in the history of the gay rights movement." In 1996, the Supreme Court ruled that a Colorado initiative discriminated on the bases of sexual orientation. Roberts participated on a pro bono basis for his Washington law firm. Will that help him with liberal opponents? What about Christian conservatives who've been his supporters? We hear from Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way and Phyllis Schlafly of the Eagle Forum. (An extended version of this feature was aired earlier today on To the Point.)
Is California National Guard Engaged in Domestic Spying?
Governor Schwarzenegger's office and the National Guard are refusing to make public 20 e-mails, which could shed light on accusations of domestic spying. The controversy dates back to a small Mother's Day anti-war protest at the Capitol in Sacramento. The San Jose Mercury News reported e-mail evidence that the demonstrators, including parents of soldiers killed in Iraq, were under surveillance by the California National Guard. That has provoked an outcry from legislators of both parties who are asking if the Guard is improperly engaged in domestic spying. Is the Guard exceeding its legal power? Is it making legitimate efforts to protect California's security? We hear from Republican State Senator Roy Ashburn and Aaron Davis, who is following up on the story for the San Jose Mercury News.