There are three superior judges up for re-election next week in Los Angeles County and three open seats on the bench. Most voters have no idea who's qualified and who's not. We hear how endorsements are made and where to find other information. Why should voters have to decide? Also, another story about cutbacks in public schools — and it could be worse. There's a court challenge to Governor Brown's plan to transfer money to education by shutting down redevelopment agencies. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, a national political showdown in the state of Wisconsin.
Judging Candidates for the Los Angeles Superior Court
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Severe Cuts in College Summer School Programs
Summer school is virtually a thing of the past at Los Angeles Valley College. That means that thousands of students will have to go back to that two-year school in...
11 min, 33 sec
With Six Judgeships on the Ballot, How's a Voter to Choose?
The Los Angeles County Superior Court has about 450 judges who serve for six years. If they aren't challenged when their terms expire, they're automatically retained. This...
16 min, 7 sec