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  • Tragedy Gets Exploited

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 27, 2012 | 4:53 pm

    Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton are just two of the civil rights all stars who are weighing in on the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. Each seemingly intent on outdoing the other in ratcheting up the rhetoric to make sure that America gets the message——racism is alive and well... read on

  • A Pyrrhic Victory for Labor

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 23, 2012 | 3:56 pm

    The latest news on the Wal-Mart saga has just broken.

    The City Council, in an all too predictable display of spinelessness, adopted the motion to restrict “formula retail uses” of over 20,000 square feet in “Chinatown”—the motion we wrote about yesterday and today. In a... read on

  • The Times Hits the Nail on the Head—-Again

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 23, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    Yesterday, Community Advocates blogged about the dishonesty animating a motion (as you read the motion keep in mind that the Wal-Mart is nowhere near what is commonly thought of as Chinatown, but at the top of Downtown where Grand meets Cesar Chavez/Sunset) offered by Councilmen... read on

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  • A Not So Hidden Agenda

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 22, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    Goldman Sachs may have referred in their internal emails to their clients as “muppets”, but were we to see the internal emails of members of the Los Angeles City Council undoubtedly they would refer to their constituents as “fools.”

    How else to explain the obvious contempt... read on

  • The Times Hits the Nail on the Head

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 20, 2012 | 2:14 pm

    Ten days ago Community Advocates wrote an op/ed in the Los Angeles Times decrying a recently passed statute that authorized the state to survey all judges and judicial applicants in California as to their sexual orientation. We commented that the law was “pernicious in its... read on

  • Asking Too Much

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 16, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    Last Friday we had an op/ed in the Times about Senate Bill 182 that mandates that California’s Administrative Office of the Courts (“AOC”)  survey every judge and justice in California and all judicial applicants as to their gender, their gender identity and their sexual... read on

  • Prying in the Name of Diversity

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 9, 2012 | 12:57 pm


    The following op/ed appears in today’s Los Angeles Times:

    The results are in. Of the 1,005 California judges who responded to a government survey released last week, 969 identified themselves as heterosexual, 19 as lesbians and 17 as gay men.

    We know this — though it’s none of... read on

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