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A look at California’s November ballot propositions. Because the state’s 58 counties include many that are smaller, more rural, less populated and much further to the political right than their more populous L.A. or Bay Area counterparts — and because each county, whether it’s got 1,200 people (Alpine) or 10 million (Los Angeles), elects one district attorney — the association is a disproportionately conservative powerhouse that lobbies and spends heavily in Sacramento for tough-on-crime laws. Only in 2018 did the Conservative movement lift a ban on its rabbis attendinginterfaith weddings. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter @aefeldman, Reform Judaism and Conservative movement differences. “That’s not happened before. Do Not Sell My Personal Information.

Santa Clara County Dist. The Florida Supreme Court upheld the governor’s move. from one place moving to another place and running like that,” he said. O’Malley is the immediate past president of the California District Attorneys Assn., an organization criticized by more progressive prosecutors. But this was Florida, where the system is different and the politics more conservative than in California. with livestreaming, how is it different from Reform.

California remains a state front-loaded with traditional tough-on-crime D.A.s, the exceptions being Rosen (sometimes), San Francisco D.A. In 2018, California saw campaigns by progressive candidates against more traditional district attorney incumbents in three big counties: Alameda, San Diego and Sacramento. Why does campaigning seem to last an eternity? But because district attorneys (as well as sheriffs) are still elected one to a county, the power of conservative politics and rural outlooks continues to hold inordinate sway in Sacramento, where their lobbying and fundraising beat back criminal justice and police reforms. Your guide to the 2020 election in California. Endorsement: The Times endorses Hoffman, Anderson, Henderson and Han for LACCD. “I’ve heard of them,” was all Rosen would say. California’s November election will feature 12 statewide ballot measures. 72,384, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved The California Supreme Court should use a death-penalty case under appeal as a vehicle to address systemic racism and end capital punishment. At the California District Attorneys Assn. California Gov. Letters to the Editor: What’s the point of mask mandates without penalties?

Lacey and Becton are the state’s only Black district attorneys. Facebook dutifully blacklisted the story — with its policy communications manager having the chutzpah to boast about it. “But I’m trying to focus on what we can actually accomplish,” he said. Conservative angst over Big Tech duplicity has now reached an apogee. “Look, I’ve endorsed Jackie Lacey,” Rosen told me. On the Ballot in Missouri: A GOP Effort to Undo Redistricting Reform Missourians will vote on the GOP-backed Amendment 3, which could exclude children and … In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. That reconciliation process is unlikely to conclude any time soon.

Conservative Jews — and Conservative institutions — are generally more likely to abide by the full rules of kashrut than their Reform counterparts.

And Gascón again, if he prevails in the coming election. We've received your submission. And how do we prepare? For example, the Reform movement has updated the second blessing of the Amidah, the centerpiece of the Jewish prayer service. What are the remaining differences between the two movements now?

to charge a police officer with voluntary manslaughter under a new California law redefining when deadly force by a police officer is justified. Of the state’s 58 D.A.s, only one besides Gascón supported it. have been expelled for officiating interfaith weddings. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Face­book CEO Mark Zuckerberg will assuredly have to answer, via Senate subpoena, for what appears to any reasonable observer to be a deliberate, partisan attempt to quash a prospective “October surprise” and elevate one particular presidential candidate over ­another. It reduced drug possession and several other felonies (or “wobblers,” which prosecutors could choose to charge as felonies) to misdemeanors. Conservative rabbis are more likely to require that male converts undergo circumcision if they are not circumcised or hatafat dam, a ceremony in which a pinprick of blood is drawn from the foreskin area, to symbolize the classic circumcision ceremony. The 2017 dismissal of Google engineer James Damore exposed the search giant as an “ideological echo chamber” (Damore’s words) — a company that, incidentally, has a jaw-dropping 87.3 percent share of the US search market. Editorial: The state Supreme Court should take this chance to end California’s death penalty. The principled stance of anti-Trump conservatives has left me with a question: How would liberals respond to a demagogue of their own? All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. We’ll email you whenever we publish another article by J.J Goldberg. It ensured that no one would be sentenced to 25-to-life for committing a petty crime, regardless of whatever else was on their rap sheet. Even before the pandemic, Reform communities had embraced streaming services. Atty. Get thought-provoking perspectives with our weekly newsletter. And while it is important to oppose the policies of an overreaching and unsustainable federal government, we must also make a positive case for conservative ideas; ideas that create a space for a conservative vision of society to flourish. It is, of course, fair game — indeed, it is a good thing — for public-spirited media watchdogs to closely scrutinize the Fourth Estate’s veracity (though one cannot help but wonder where this scrutiny was for the myriad journalistic outlets that reproduced, no questions asked, the infamous and reckless Hillary Clinton/Democratic National Committee bought-and-paid-for Steele dossier). Now that Conservative Judaism is O.K. “Some D.A. For instance, the video system cannot be set up on Shabbat or a holiday. If California would embrace Propositions 36 and 47, surely it would elect progressive D.A.s, would it not? Thanks for contacting us. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. My Buy Nothing group is modern magic, not quite genie-in-a-bottle stuff, but still good: from those who have to those who need. Proposition 36 was a ballot measure to amend California’s notorious Three Strikes Law. Atty. was debating not whether to oppose the Three Strikes change, but how vigorously. Prior to becoming a journalist, he was an attorney in Los Angeles. In order to mirror the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, California divided the state Assembly by population, but the state Senate by county. Steve Cooley. The progressive (or 21st century, or reform, or modern) prosecutor movement is not securely tied to gender or race, or even to political party. Endorsement: Steve Morgan, David Berger, David Diamond for L.A. County Superior Court.

Jeff Rosen knew, back in 2012, that most of his fellow prosecutors disagreed with him on Proposition 36. There are still minor differences in the texts the two movements use. In general, Conservative services have more Hebrew, and Reform services have more English. Reform synagogues may not keep a strictly kosher kitchen, but many forbid shellfish and pork — foods forbidden in the Bible — on their premises. It also backs policy and legislative changes — but generally not the same ones the CDAA backs.

I’ve worked with both of them, but I like her very much.”. But whatever appeal such a sentiment might have for dorm-room libertarians reading Ayn Rand for the first time, to proffer such a creed as a viable theory of governance is to succumb to the elevation of fanciful dogma over the pragmatic realities of everyday life. has even raised the possibility that the shameless censorship may amount to in-kind political contributions in violation of extant campaign-finance law. Chesa Boudin, San Joaquin County D.A. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. Endorsements. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In 2014, Gascón co-wrote Proposition 47, perhaps California’s most sweeping criminal justice reform in the last 10 years. This is the defining issue that separates them. The foundational insight of this vision is the belief that the essence of of human freedom, of civilization …

What issues are on the ballot in California and Los Angeles County. He said in July that he would no longer seek death sentences because of racial disparities in the criminal justice system (it was one of several new policies Rosen announced in response to the Floyd killing and its aftermath). And most are Republicans or conservative Democrats, and are skeptical, to say the least, of sweeping reform. Rosen supported it. But Rosen remained tough on crime when he deemed it appropriate. Robert Greene is an editorial writer covering water, drought, criminal justice reform, policing, mental health and Los Angeles County government. The Reform movement considers someone a Jew if either of their parents is Jewish. Terms of Use Refusing to wear a mask may be just as dangerous as drunk driving, an offense for which there are penalties, a retired Huntington Beach doctor writes. Where to vote. Gil Garcetti asked the state Supreme Court for permission to file an amicus brief challenging California’s death penalty. Alameda County Dist. Now coronavirus has wiped out yet another difference between them. But here’s why I won’t celebrate wholeheartedly if he’s defeated. As for the L.A County D.A.

It’s one of the few things that can still get you kicked out of the movement. He prosecuted Brock Turner, the Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault, asked for a six-year sentence and criticized Turner’s actual six-month term.

Justice and liberty are ill-served by large concentrations of tyrannical, unaccountable power, regardless of whether those concentrated power sources are public or private. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason. All are members of the CDAA except for Verber Salazar, who quit the group in … That changed after George Floyd’s death in May. That stance recalls a similar announcement made by one of the nation’s new breed of progressive prosecutors, Aramis Ayala, who in 2016 was elected state attorney for two Florida counties in the area that includes Orlando. The Reform movement allows its rabbis to officiate interfaith weddings, while the Conservative movement does not. And in the public, where the power of their messaging remains strong. Follow him on Twitter @aefeldman.

This story has been shared 161,610 times. Past CDAA President Nancy O’Malley, one of those traditional D.A.s who beat back a progressive challenge two years ago, recently became the state’s second D.A.

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