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May 25 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, May 25, 2016

California's teacher tenure battle is reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill

The fight over teacher tenure in California continues. On Tuesday, former students who sued over the issue asked the state Supreme Court to hear their appeal of the judicially whipsawed Vergara v. California case. By Joy Resmovits — Los Angeles Times


Central Valley's federal justice system among slowest in the nation

It might just be the best kept secret from Central Valley taxpayers. Federal justice moves slower here than it does just about anywhere else in the United States. By Kyle Harvey — Bakersfield Now

SF city attorney slams Sanders’ backers’ voter registration suit

A lawsuit by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders and a group of independent voters against election officials is just a headline-grabbing “political stunt” unsupported by any evidence, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said Tuesday. The suit “cynically aims to undermine the legitimacy of our election, and to further a political narrative that has zero basis in reality,” said Herrera, whose office represents San Francisco elections Director John Arntz in the case. By Bob Egelko — San Francisco Chronicle

Sergio Garcia, who became the first undocumented immigrant to be admitted to the State Bar of California since 2008 when applicants were first required to list citizenship status on bar applications, has a new Chico office. Garcia purchased the building at the corner of Manzanita and Marjorie avenues behind Chico Nissan. By Jerry Olenyn — KRCTV News

U.S. attorney general defends lawsuit aimed at overturning North Carolina's bathroom law

U.S. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch visited North Carolina on Tuesday and vigorously defended her decision to sue her home state over its so-called bathroom law, saying the statute amounted to state-sanctioned discrimination against a vulnerable group of citizens. In a news conference and interview, Lynch refused to yield to complaints cast hours earlier by about three dozen black pastors who sharply criticized her for linking the fight over transgender rights to past civil rights struggles. By Del Quentin Wilber — Los Angeles Times

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