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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

[T]he circumstance in which California finds itself recalls that of a perennial rival: Texas playing the role of chief antagonist to President Obama. ... With much of the battle waged in the courts, the extent of California's combativeness will be determined by who will be the state's next attorney general. Under Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the newly elected U.S. senator, the state Department of Justice is currently analyzing how [Donald] Trump may impact California in immigration, civil rights, healthcare, the environment and consumer protections. De Leon has urged the governor, who has the authority to appoint Harris' successor, to pick a new attorney general that will aggressively protect existing state policies. A spokesman for [Gov. Jerry] Brown has said the goal of finding "the best possible candidate" has not changed with the election results. The state Senate also plans to hire its own outside counsel for guidance on how to fend off unfriendly directives from Trump, according to a legislative source.

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Litigation, its what's for dinner.

#1 | Posted by et_al at 2016-11-20 08:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

California liberals haven't been reading their own talking points. Only the president has authority over immigration law, and the Supremacy Clause takes care of everything else.

If you're running a so-called sanctuary city, the mayors and sheriffs will go to jail and federal funding will get cut off.

Maybe I should be AG.

#2 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2016-11-20 08:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wait till some of these criminal illegals kill citizens and the city plus those individuals making this decision [to be a 'sanctuary city'] to flaunt the laws of the land, would be found complicit in the crime and sued for many millions.

#3 | Posted by MSgt at 2016-11-21 01:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If you don't live in California, specifically SoCal, you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to enforcing Federal Immigration Laws in this State. Other than criminals, who everyone wants deported, it would be like the Feds enforcing strict gun control in Texas. Aint gonna happen. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is beside the point. Just as Obama wasn't going to tell Texas what they could do with their guns, Trump is not going to tell California what to do with the millions of undocumented foreigners living here. If you don't like it... tough ----.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2016-11-21 01:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I agree with Moder8 (and that doesn't happen often), there is no way that the Trump Administration can do anything about the illegal immigrants without criminal records here in SoCal. That doesn't mean that he can't get ICE to start deporting undocumented residents that have felony convictions, which I fully agree with.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-11-21 02:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just as Obama wasn't going to tell Texas what they could do with their guns, Trump is not going to tell California what to do with the millions of undocumented foreigners living here.

I don't remember Obama telling Texas about guns but I do remember the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans
litigation. It didn't work out well for Obama and the program is stayed nation wide. Of course, we're in the 5th Circuit while you're in the 9th.

#6 | Posted by et_al at 2016-11-21 07:44 PM | Reply

Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is beside the point... just get my fast food order right. make it look like the damn picture! or is that asking too much...

#7 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2016-11-22 09:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

California may get a government they deserve instead of what they have. Anyone who has had a 101 course in accounting can say the state is run with people that can't balance their check books, let alone run the govern the 7th largest economy on the planet. For all those who have an intrinsic hatred of the Long Star State, I understand. Texas is pretty nice, but it isn't really pretty. There isn't many things as ugly as a down at the heals oil patch town as I was raised. Texas is the home of the hard sale. The weather is enough to keep the weak and sensitive out of our hair. Welfare is so pitiful it keeps the hippie types away and the less industrious Mexicans move on to greener pastures. Of course the existence of those who depend on assistance is close to a crime. But they do something that California has not done in half a century. Balance a budget. The overhead of accumulated debt, (those interest payments get massive after a couple of decades) is eating up any good intentions a politician might propose. Look forward to a lean and mean state. At this point it is no longer a choice. For what it's worth, the war between Texas and California, Texas won. We do appreciate the jobs and businesses that relocate that they send us on a regular basis.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2016-11-23 09:49 PM | Reply

For what it's worth, the war between Texas and California, Texas won.

That's true. As far as GDP goes, Texas is second only to California. By about 32%.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2016-11-23 09:58 PM | Reply

"...they do something that California has not done in half a century. Balance a budget. "

Nonsense. California not only balanced its budget this year, but put away billions into a rainy day fund.
www.dailynews.com

Meanwhile, Texas gets 32% of its budget from Federal Subsidies, while CA gets only 25%; the average is ~30%.

#10 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-11-23 10:04 PM | Reply

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9 | Posted by REDIAL, Yea, and it was 100% larger 25 years ago. Ask yourself again next November and see if it still 32%. Texas is growing. California is only growing debt and a nonviable population.

#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2016-11-23 10:06 PM | Reply

Ask yourself again next November and see if it still 32%.

That will largely depend on what oil is worth next November. We shall see.

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2016-11-23 10:09 PM | Reply

"California is only growing debt"

Try reading my link before embarrassing yourself further.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-11-23 10:12 PM | Reply

#11 - You think so?

www.google.com!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=population&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=country&idim=state:06000:48000&ifdim=country&tstart=619848000000&tend=1437624000000&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false

#14 | Posted by YAV at 2016-11-23 10:15 PM | Reply

and the Supremacy Clause takes care of everything else.

Funny how suddenly the right finds this nugget.

Otherwise it's all "state's rights!".

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2016-11-24 03:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"California may get a government they deserve instead of what they have. Anyone who has had a 101 course in accounting can say the state is run with people that can't balance their check books, let alone run the govern the 7th largest economy on the planet."

Jerry Brown has taken a state budget in deficit and turned it around to create a surplus. Sorry that doesn't help your right wing views but it is just the truth which rarely does support right wing garbage.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-24 09:04 AM | Reply

"Jerry Brown has taken a state budget in deficit and turned it around to create a surplus. "

And he did it by raising taxes.

Paging Sam Brownback.

#17 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-11-24 09:17 AM | Reply

Paging Sam Brownback.

Posted by Danforth at 2016-11-24 09:17 AM | Reply

He's untrainable

#18 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2016-11-24 09:30 AM | Reply

From my poor relatives in California, why Texas beats the hell out of their home state. No state income tax. Sales tax is lower. Property tax is lower. Easier to open a business. Less unemployment. Texas has law enforcement, that actually enforce the law. You can drive across the Metroplex,(DFW) in less time than you can move two miles on I5 during rush hour in LA. Actual tax burden on a working stiff is about half that of California. BTW, most of what the feds spend in Texas is on the Military. We have more active duty than any other state. Also have more military retirees, but Florida beats us in percentages.

#19 | Posted by docnjo at 2016-11-25 10:38 AM | Reply

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