Public Policy

Calif. Rejects Affirmative Action In Education, Gov’t Jobs

California voters rejected a ballot measure that would have struck down the state constitution’s ban on affirmative action programs, marking a victory for supporters of the status quo who argued the proposal could legalize harmful, discriminatory practices…

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Conservative Group Aims To Nix Calif. Board Diversity Law

A conservative activist group has filed suit in Los Angeles court, taking aim at a law signed this week by California Gov. Gavin Newsom that will require publicly held corporations headquartered in the state to include people from “underrepresented communities” on their boards…

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Nestle, Cargill Deny Liability For Child Slavery At High Court

NestlĂ© and Cargill told the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that they can’t be held liable for claims they aided child slavery on African farms, arguing the alleged atrocities occured completely outside the U.S. with no connection to its jurisdiction…

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Nebraska Medical Pot Proposal Beats ’11th Hour’ Challenge

A proposal to make medical marijuana part of Nebraska’s constitution has beaten an “eleventh hour” challenge against its inclusion on the state’s general election ballot, although Secretary of State Bob Evnen predicted the initiative will soon become the subject of a courtroom battle…

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