California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday he's abandoning a plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a project with an estimated cost that has ballooned to $77 billion. "Let's be real," Newsom said in his first State of the State address. "The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long. There's been too little oversight and not enough transparency." The idea championed by Newsom's predecessor, Jerry Brown, is years behind schedule. The latest estimate for completion is 2033. Newsom, though, said he wants to finish construction that's already underway on a segment of the high-speed train from Bakersfield to Merced, through California's Central Valley, arguing it will revitalize the economically depressed region. The Dogs of Westminster Dog Show 2019 Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images He's also replacing Brown's head of the state board that oversees the project and pledged more accountability for … [Read more...] about California Governor Pulls Plug on LA-SF High-Speed Train
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Updated 1:40 pm CST, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his decision to withdraw most of the National Guard troops from the nation's southern border and changing their mission, during a Capitol news conference Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. less California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his decision to withdraw most of the National Guard troops from the nation's southern border and changing their mission, during a Capitol news conference Monday, Feb. 11, ... more Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his decision to withdraw most of the National Guard troops from the nation's southern border and changing their mission, during a Capitol … [Read more...] about The Latest: California governor pledges PG&E plan in 60 days
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America’s foremost attorney for far-right extremists wanted “a little gravy,” then lied to cover it up. That’s just part of his twisted journey through a lax legal system. By Luke O'Brien 12/27/2018 03:09 pm ET Updated 2 minutes ago One morning this June, a group of lawyers filed into the office of the State Bar of Nevada and closed the door. It was summer in Las Vegas, the morning temperature already nearing 100 degrees, but inside the low-slung tan building, the lawyers had a chilly question to address: what to do about one of their own. Marc Randazza had been a problem for years. Randazza, who represents conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and many other far-right extremists, had long relied on lawyer buddies to pump his public image. By their telling and his own, Randazza was a First Amendment “badass.” But he was a combative badass, even vicious, and he’d left a trail of bad blood and trampled ethics behind him. Randazza had … [Read more...] about Alex Jones’ Lawyer Violated Legal Ethics By Soliciting Porn Bribes. Just How Dirty Is Marc Randazza?
Home In-Depth Reporting Suffering can be the human consequence of… on Well-Being By Jeena Cho June 2018 Jeena Cho: "Secure your own oxygen mask before helping others." Photograph courtesy of JC Law Group. Many lawyers practice in the suffering business. Perhaps they should’ve taught us this in law school. Day One would’ve been a good place. As a bankruptcy lawyer, I see a lot of human suffering. Needless to say, no one ever comes to see a bankruptcy lawyer with happy news. Often, people end up in my office because of a death, illness, divorce, loss of job or some other unexpected life event that overwhelmed them financially. What they also should’ve taught us in law school is that being in the presence of someone suffering affects you. Often, attorneys mistake this effect as weakness, ineffective lawyering, or as a sign that they are somehow flawed as an attorney. RECOGNIZE VICARIOUS TRAUMA I wish I had known that none of these assumptions are true, and that … [Read more...] about Suffering can be the human consequence of lawyering