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Many factors go into making political deals – ideology, self-interest, expediency and emotion to mention just a few. Logic rarely enters the equation, and if it does, it usually dwells at the bottom in importance. Two cases in point are to be found in the final deal on a $213 billion state budget that was hammered out last weekend, just a few days before the June 15 deadline, by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders.

Gilbert King wrote a book that changed many people's lives, and it happened almost by accident. More than a decade ago, King was researching a book about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's days as director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He came across documents about a case in the tiny Central Florida town of Groveland. "I'd never heard of it," King says. "But in ...

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Among this week's Paperback Picks are a collection of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's speeches and writings, a saga of class and politics by Pulitzer finalist John Dee and a page-turner about a black Texas Ranger who has a complicated relationship with his home state. As time for summer reading begins to slip away (don't worry; the fall reading season's just around the corner), ...

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, a 70-year-old former state Supreme Court justice, defiantly denied allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct with minors published Thursday in a Washington Post story.

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A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday.

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Four Confederacy-related monuments were hauled away on trucks under cover of darkness late Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

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Here’s a semi-rhetorical question — who is hurt by a U.S. Supreme Court with eight justices instead of nine? Here’s our non-rhetorical answer …

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