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Trump's DACA Plan Grounded in Dubious Legal Claims

September 8, 2017

President Trump’s threat to deport about 800,000 young immigrants, many attending U.S. schools, holding jobs, and paying taxes, is based on legally dubious claims that an Obama-era executive order granting them “lawful presence” in the U.S. exceeded the then-president’s authority.

Fair Courts

Trump Slaps Minorities With Plan to Give Police Military Gear

August 29, 2017

His pardon last week of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio gave police across America a new license to lock up Latinos; now President Trump wants to arm the cops with weapons and equipment designed to make war rather than keep the peace.

National Popular Vote

Training to 'Hold Power Accountable'

August 10, 2017

California Common Cause recently completed its annual Student Activist Training, a weekend of seminars and team-building for collegians interested in working on democracy reform on their campuses and in their communities.

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An Eloquent Plea; A Flawed Vote

July 25, 2017

Diagnosed with a brain tumor last week, John McCain returned to the Senate on Tuesday with his perspective on his life and service there sharpened by that confrontation with his own mortality.

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