LISTEN TO ME:Voters share their thoughts on the election —
“In the United States, I think our political system is broken. However, being an immigrant, I also see how fair this system can be compared to other countries across the world.” — Lananh Hoang // San Francisco, Calif.
The 13-member commission of California citizens is in charge of the state’s redistricting plan. In the past, the task was left to state legislators who often were redrawing electoral districts to increase their chances for re-election. Need to Know reports on California’s effort to combat gerrymandering.
Associated Press: Police at a California college pepper-sprayed as many as 30 demonstrators after students angry over a plan to offer high-priced courses tried to push their way into a trustees meeting, authorities said.
“Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples,” Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote in the ruling.