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President Trump's nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh could change the course of the Supreme Court. We'll break down day one of his confirmation hearings on the next on All Things Considered.

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President Trump's second Supreme Court nominee would pull the court to the right. Brett Kavanaugh could set up the most dominant majority on the court in eighty years. Democrats say they're ready for sparks to fly. Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin on Morning Edition from N-P-R News. 

The Supreme Court has made major decisions in recent years on a variety of issues affecting electoral politics, including campaign finance, gerrymandering, voter identification laws, and interpretation of the Voting Rights Act. President Trump's pick for a Supreme Court could have a big impact on how elections are run in the United States, and as a result, how future leaders are elected. We'll look at how the Supreme Court could affect voting rights throughout the country on the next Morning Edition from NPR News.

California Update for Thursday, June 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
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• The California budget signed Wednesday by Governor Jerry Brown includes several pieces intended to help address the state’s homelessness crisis.

 

• An often overlooked part of retiring U-S Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s legacy is the mark he made on California’s prison system. 

Today's stories written by Ben Adler.

California Update for Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jun 27, 2018
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• The Supreme Court struck down California’s Reproductive Fact Act Tuesday, siding with anti-abortion groups who argued the policy tread on free speech.
 

 

• An initiative that would allow Internet users to learn what companies like Facebook and Google know about them — and stop the sharing or selling of their data — has qualified for California’s November ballot.

 

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Sammy Caiola

Outbeat News for Monday, June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

• The owner of a hardware store in Tennessee wants everyone to know that he doesn’t like gay people and that they are not welcome in his store. 

 

• Following this month’s Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom, the Human Rights Campaign launched a new “Open To All Campaign” for business owners to welcome LGBTQ people into their stores. 

 

• Locally, Pride celebrations continue with the San Francisco Pride celebration happening this weekend

Outbeat News can be heard Sunday nights at 8:00 pm as part of Outbeat Radio on KRCB FM Radio 91.

• An openly gay former Marine won a primary in the State of Alabama for a seat in the state legislature.
 

• Last Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Colorado baker and religious freedom may have encouraged a gym owner in Indianapolis to cancel an LGBTQ pride event. 

 

• Locally, a transgender woman from the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies will begin a 3 day residency at Ner Shalom talking about your journey to become her authentic self.

Outbeat News can be heard Sunday nights at 8 pm as part of Outbeat Radio on KRCB FM Radio 91.

California Update for Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018
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• Efforts to legalize sports gaming in California have new momentum from Monday's U.S Supreme Court ruling. But it’ll be years, if ever, before you can legally bet on the Giants or Dodgers at your nearby casino, card room or race track—or even online.

• This year, advocates are pushing for three bills which would help undocumented immigrants get access to local business licenses, income tax credits, and healthcare.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Adhiti Bandlamudi.