Will Court of Appeals Reinstate October 7 Recall Date?

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Eleven judges from the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals took another look today at the decision by three of their colleagues to delay the recall from next month until next March. More than 100 candidates and millions of voters await that decision, which could come as soon as tomorrow. Arguing on behalf of the ACLU was Harvard constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe, who had unsuccessfully argued the case that decided the Presidential election in Florida. California Deputy Attorney General Douglas Woods argued that the court did not have the right to overrule an earlier lower court ruling. Today-s arguments also addressed the disposition of thousands of absentee ballots, and two propositions that are also on the ballot. We get a lesson on law and politics from election-law expert Fred Woocher and Carla Marinucci, who covers politics for the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Reporter-s Notebook: Fan Violence at Dodger Stadium
    During last Friday-s game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, a man was shot to death in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium. The shooting appears to have resulted from an argument between fans of the two rival teams. Bill Plaschke of the LA Times, has some reflections on baseball rivalry and the increasingly ugly behavior of fans in the stands.

Ninth Circuit's agreement to rehear recall case (9/19)

Ninth Circuit's 3-judge ruling to delay recall (9/15)

Bush v Gore (Supreme Court, 2000)

US District Court's decision denying delay of recall election (8/20)

Proposition 53

Proposition 54

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Los Angeles Dodgers

San Francisco Giants

Plaschke's article on shooting at Dodger stadium



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