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Governor Deukmejian – Nice guy with an awful legacy

By Marcos Breton Speaking ill of the deceased is frowned upon, particularly in the state capital, when the subject is a former governor who held forth in Sacramento for many years and who supposedly reminded people of good old days when politicians drank together and worked together. Blah, blah, blah. Yeah, sorry, I'm not in [...]

By | 2018-05-28T09:48:34+00:00 May 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Joaquin Avila, civil rights lawyer involved in significant court victories for Hispanics, dies at 69

The Washington Post By Ellie Silverman March 13, 2018 Joaquin Avila, a civil rights lawyer and activist who helped combat voting rights discrimination against Latinos and other minorities, including a successful effort to ensure greater political representation through census counts, died March 9 at his home in Shoreline, Wash. He was 69. The Mexican American Legal [...]

By | 2018-05-28T09:39:30+00:00 March 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

I’m Mexican American, and I was a judge. What Trump is doing is appalling.

By Cruz Reynoso June 8, 2016 Cruz Reynoso, the first Latino appointed to the California Supreme Court, is professor emeritus at University of California at Davis Law School. He has also served as vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In 2000, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The people of the United [...]

By | 2018-05-19T22:51:10+00:00 June 8th, 2016|News|0 Comments

At Age 80, Trailblazer Keeps Fighting For Justice

By NPR Staff The award-winning documentary Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice is airing on public television until October 15th in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Director Abby Ginzberg chronicles the remarkable life of Cruz Reynoso, a trailblazer in the legal system and a champion of agricultural workers. He was California's first Latino Supreme Court justice [...]

By | 2018-05-19T22:51:45+00:00 September 28th, 2011|News|0 Comments

Jurist Cruz Reynoso highlighted in documentary

By Ron Gonzalez OC Register Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg said she wanted to make a documentary about Orange County native Cruz Reynoso, who became the first Latino justice on the California Supreme Court, because the generations that come after him should know his story. “He’s a man with deep integrity, a commitment to values and social [...]

By | 2018-05-19T22:58:16+00:00 September 15th, 2011|News|0 Comments