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Congress Eyes Preempting States on Food Safety

Hard-pressed to find something to do less popular than sell-out for campaign contributions or outsource port operations to foreign governments, the U.S. Congress is now considering a bill to gut state food safety protections.

CA: A Better Cell Phone Bill of Rights

California has become one of the first states to embrace a cell phone users bill of rights, but mobile users should expect more in other states.

Reforming Three Strikes

Twelve years ago, California led the country in passage of a three strikes law that threatened to lock up repeated offenders and throw away the key. Now, having seen the cost to the state and realizing that 60% of three strike offenders are non-violent, a realization is growing that a different route may be more effective.