UC Hastings Law Library’s Lunch And Learn
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — 12:00 noon – 12:50 pm
Librarian Chuck Marcus will demonstrate how to use the library’s specialized databases for doing tax research.
UC Hastings – Mary Kay Kane Hall
200 McAllister St
Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Can California be split into 2 more more new states? “Over the years, proposals have suggested California should be two states, or three, or four… Congress, under the U.S. Constitution, must approve the creation or division of any states.”
Read more at the Washington Post
Fourteen months into a historic drought, with reservoirs running low and the Sierra snowpack 27 percent of normal, a growing number of Californians are wondering: Why isn’t everyone being forced to ration?
…”The lawsuits would last longer than the drought,” said Barton “Buzz” Thompson, a law professor at Stanford University.
More at the San Jose Mercury News
California’s drought is becoming a hot issue on Capitol Hill, where bills from Senate Democrats and House Republicans offer rival solutions on how to best aid water-starved farmers.
A bill introduced Tuesday by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) would aid farmers, businesses and communities in drought-ravaged parts of California and Oregon by providing $300 million for such things as new water projects and by making it easier to buy water from neighboring jurisdictions.
More on the Wall Street Journal
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