Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting finds himself battling San Francisco Library Commissioner Michael Breyer, son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, for the 19th Assembly District seat vacated by termed-out Assembly member Fiona Ma. Breyer is a businessman who helped found a company called Courtroom Connect, which broadcasts trials. He threw his hat into race on Friday. Read More
Those who paint U.S. Supreme Court justices with a broad brush only prove they don’t really understand the court.Justice Antonin Scalia was dead wrong in striking down California’s restriction on selling horribly violent video games to children. And Justice Clarence Thomas did a spectacular job of showing why the founders would uphold this law. Read More
A closely watched U.S. Supreme Court decision on the fate of a California law that would bar minors from buying or renting “ultraviolent” video games could come as soon as today.
Both the video game industry and free-speech groups oppose the ban, which was authored by state Sen. Leland Yee and signed into law in 2005 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was later struck down by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More