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May 24 Digest

Posted By Paula Collis, Wednesday, May 25, 2016

LA city council president, community leaders call for hate-speech probe

Leaders in the African-American community and rabbis on Monday called for the State Bar of California to disbar attorney Wayne Spindler for the racially-charged comments he wrote on a public speaker card at a Los Angeles City Council meeting. Daniel Bakewell, publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel, an African-American owned and operated newspaper, called on the state bar to take away Spindler's law license on grounds that he violated ethics. By Jason Kandel and Angie Crouch — NBC Los Angeles

Prosecutor: My run against censured Judge Scott Steiner has been 'career suicide'

Sexual misconduct. Job retaliation. Unfair politics. All three are elements in the back-and-forth allegations in the race for the Orange County Superior Court seat held by Judge Scott Steiner. By Tony Saavedra — The Orange County Register

LA City Attorney, county to enforce new abortion notice law

The Los Angeles City Attorney's office said Monday it will enforce a new California law requiring "crisis pregnancy centers" to notify clients that the state offers access to low-cost and free abortions, even as it faces challenges in state and federal court. His statement follows a KPCC investigation last month, where a reporter visited eight pregnancy centers in Los Angeles County and found six were not complying with the Reproductive FACT Act. By Rebecca Plevin — 89.3 KPCC

Sanders supporters file lawsuit to extend California voter registration deadline

Today is the deadline to register to vote in California's primary. That's a big problem according to some Bernie Sanders supporters who are reportedly now suing to push the deadline back. Political Data Incorporated, a company that provides voter information to candidates and consultants, says so far more than 1.5 million people have registered to vote since January 1. By Sergio Quintana and Matt Keller — ABC 7 News

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