by President Barack Obama, White House Weekly Address
Last week, the United States Supreme Court handed a huge victory to the special interests and their lobbyists – and a powerful blow to our efforts to rein in corporate influence. This ruling strikes at our democracy itself.
In an immediate response to bring the Pride Board up in numbers we will be adding three interim board members and one candidate to the Pride roster. A formal announcement about those individuals will be made in the coming week.
The parties involved in approving (and accepting) the $5k gift to San Diego Pride Board Chair Philip Princetta could be charged with misappropriation of public funds, conspiracy, fraud, and even grand theft.
This year, 2010, brings a startling change to people arrested for DUI in San Diego County. Gone are the days where an arrest merely placed you in a holding cell for six to eight hours and released thereafter without more.
With so many people eager to be home with family, I wondered how I could distinguish between those jurors who dislike the prosecution for prosecuting a DUI during the holidays, versus those wanting to convict simply because my client is exercising her constitutional rights during their much needed vacation time.