Richard Schmitt

Staff Reporter, Los Angeles Times

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Former New York federal judge  Michael Mukasey  is  President Bush's nominee  to be the next  Attorney General  of the United States.

Gonzales Is Out, Will Mukasey Be His Replacement?

Former New York federal judge Michael Mukasey is President Bush's nominee to be the next Attorney General of the United States.

from To the Point

There are 3300 convicts on death row in the United States—more than 600 in California alone.  Just 53 people were executed last year.

Capital Punishment and Alberto Gonzales

There are 3300 convicts on death row in the United States—more than 600 in California alone.  Just 53 people were executed last year.

from To the Point

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Washington Federal District Court today, Judge Reggie Walton has ruled that  Lewis "Scooter" Libby , former chief-of-staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, should go to jail, even…

Judge Won't Delay Libby's Prison Sentence

In Washington Federal District Court today, Judge Reggie Walton has ruled that Lewis "Scooter" Libby , former chief-of-staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, should go to jail, even…

from To the Point

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The United Nations can’t stop Russia’s war on Ukraine. And author Yascha Mounk says more diversity is a threat to democracy, but he’s still hopeful.

from To the Point

SoCal Congressman Adam Schiff says he’s returned from Ukraine with a deeper understanding of the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.

from KCRW Features

Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson breaks down the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court opinion draft leak on Roe v. Wade and the intentions behind it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Three decades after Rodney King was pulled over for a traffic violation and beaten by the LAPD, law enforcement officers are now learning to reduce pretextual stops.

from KCRW Features

The Supreme Court is likely to end Roe v. Wade this summer. How could that affect states’ rights and other rulings on privacy, like gay marriage?

from Left, Right & Center

Veteran award-winning journalists Patrick Cockburn and Robert Scheer, who met in Moscow in 1987 when Mikhail Gorbachev optimistically promised peace, now fear a descent into nuclear…

from Scheer Intelligence

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso launch TV and internet ad blitz to emerge as frontrunners in the mayoral race.

from KCRW Features

People over 85 are the fastest growing age group in California, according to state analyses. Commentator Joe Mathews says that makes Sen. Dianne Feinstein indispensable.

from Zócalo's Connecting California