Lee on SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh

It’s this simple: If Judge Brett Kavanaugh is nominated to the Supreme Court, our civil liberties will be at stake. We must demand the Senate reject Trump’s nominee. -Rep. Barbara Lee's reaction on Twitter to President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

ACTransit first to issue support for labor unions ahead of critical SCOTUS decision

The AC Transit Board of Directors became the first local government body to issue support for labor unions as its ability to gain new members could be diminished soon by an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

EBC AGENDA: May 25-31 — OAKLAND pension strategy; ACTransit supports unions ahead of SCOTUS ruling

Also: San Leandro's own city manager scandal could be heating up again on Tuesday night.

Democracy will ‘crumble’ if Supreme Court nominee is confirmed, says Khanna

Rep. Ro Khanna17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTPresident Donald Trump's nomination last week of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court will have debilitating consequence for the nation, Rep. Ro Khanna told India West."If the Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, our fragile democracy under this administration will crumble even further,” said. Khanna.In the … Continue reading Democracy will ‘crumble’ if Supreme Court nominee is confirmed, says Khanna

How the lines are drawn meet two strong challenges

Rep. Eric Swalwell: One of the biggest winnersfollowing the state's 2010 citizen-led redistricting.PHOTO/Shane BondREDISTRICTING | The manner in which states decide how congressional district are drawn and exactly how many people represent each is facing stiff opposition.The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether states like Arizona, California and four others can legally use non-partisan citizen … Continue reading How the lines are drawn meet two strong challenges

SCOTUS won’t hear challenge to Alameda County drug disposal ordinance

ALAMEDA COUNTY | The U.S. Supreme has denied a petition by the pharmaceutical industry to hear a challenge to Alameda County’s prescription drug disposal ordinance.The denial issued Tuesday morning leaves in place a decision by the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in favor of the take-back ordinance passed in 2012, which was the first … Continue reading SCOTUS won’t hear challenge to Alameda County drug disposal ordinance

Alameda County drug take-back program may get a look from U.S. Supreme Court

Alameda County Supervisor Nate MileyALAMEDA COUNTY | Groups representing a number of pharmaceutical companies asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2012 ordinance passed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that calls for drug companies to pay for a drug take-back program.The Wall Street Journal reported Monday the pharmaceutical trade groups filed a brief … Continue reading Alameda County drug take-back program may get a look from U.S. Supreme Court

Wieckowski Wants Issue Of Reversing Citizens United On 2014 Ballot

ASSEMBLY | At the end of the last legislative session, Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski successfully passed a resolution calling for Congress to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s contentious Citizens United decision. Now the Fremont legislator wants to put the same matter before voters in 2014.If passed by the Legislature, the bill (AB 644) offered by Wieckowski … Continue reading Wieckowski Wants Issue Of Reversing Citizens United On 2014 Ballot

Swalwell Attempts To Pry Daylight Regarding Stark’s Previous Comments On Citizens United

Pete Stark, Eric SwalwellELECTION '12//CONGRESS 15 | Dublin Councilman Eric Swalwell's campaign for the 15th Congressional District is attempting to poke holes into Rep. Pete Stark's strong opposition to Citizens United.On Wednesday, Swalwell and supporters, like Alberto Torrico, reacted sharply to a Facebook posting by the Stark campaign asserting their opposition to the controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision … Continue reading Swalwell Attempts To Pry Daylight Regarding Stark’s Previous Comments On Citizens United

Stark, Lee Laud Supreme Court Decision Upholding Obamacare, Skewer GOP

CONGRESS//HEALTHCARE | The East Bay's two progressive congressional Democrats applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday mostly affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Reps. Pete Stark and Barbara Lee called the narrow 5-4 decision a "victory" for all Americans."Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the health reform … Continue reading Stark, Lee Laud Supreme Court Decision Upholding Obamacare, Skewer GOP

Stark: Obamacare Is Not The Democrats’ Law, It’s America’s Law

AFFORDABLE CARE ACTMar. 29, 2012 | Rep. Pete Stark lashed out at Republican colleagues on the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Tuesday for the late timing of the hearing on the Affordable Care Act and characterizations of the law as now a "Democratic bill.""It is fine to label a bill in Congress as … Continue reading Stark: Obamacare Is Not The Democrats’ Law, It’s America’s Law

Stark On Supremes Hearing Health Care Law: ‘The Court Will Uphold The Law’

Nov. 14, 2011 | In a nod to the purely political aspects of the Republican push to repeal Obamacare, news of the U.S. Supreme Court deliberating the constitutionality of the bill today in the Wall Street Journal was placed under the heading, "Election 2012."A decision by the high court could come in late June--just as … Continue reading Stark On Supremes Hearing Health Care Law: ‘The Court Will Uphold The Law’