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March 27, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
President Obama has nominated Arizona federal trial court Judge Mary H. Murguia to serve on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the court announced Friday. Murguia, 49, is the president's second nomination to the nation's largest and busiest appeals court, with UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu named last month to one of three vacancies on the court with 29 judgeships. Confirmation hearings for Liu had been scheduled this week but were scrapped by Republicans within the Senate Judiciary Committee registering their displeasure over passage of the healthcare bill.
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January 6, 2012 | By Peter Nicholas, Washington Bureau
President Obama moved to repair relations with a crucial voting bloc and opened another battle with Republican lawmakers by easing rules on the politically volatile issue of illegal immigration. His proposal will probably affect tens of thousands - perhaps more than 100,000 - illegal residents. It would end a requirement that undocumented immigrants with parents or spouses in the United States leave the country first if they wish to file paperwork that would forestall deportation on the grounds of family hardship.
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OPINION
April 2, 2008
Re "When haven't we talked about race?" Opinion, March 25 Jonah Goldberg claimed that Barack Obama's "More Perfect Union" speech called for "yet another 'conversation' about a topic we've never, ever stopped talking about." I disagree and take exception to his mischaracterization of me and my organization. In a cheap shot that ironically makes Obama's point about the need for more conversation, Goldberg tries to make his case by mistranslating the name of the National Council of La Raza to mean "the race" in its most exclusive sense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
U.S. District Judge Mary H. Murguia earned Senate confirmation Wednesday to one of four vacancies on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. But the nation's largest and busiest appeals court is likely to remain short-handed well into President Obama's third year in office as his other nomination, that of UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu, is about to expire for the second time. Murguia, a former prosecutor who has been a federal judge since 2000, was nominated to the 9th Circuit on March 25 and advanced to the U.S. Senate for confirmation on Aug. 5. But a dispute between Senate Republicans and Democrats held up her confirmation, as well as dozens of others, including Liu and San Francisco Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen's appointment to the federal bench for Northern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
U.S. District Judge Mary H. Murguia earned Senate confirmation Wednesday to one of four vacancies on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. But the nation's largest and busiest appeals court is likely to remain short-handed well into President Obama's third year in office as his other nomination, that of UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu, is about to expire for the second time. Murguia, a former prosecutor who has been a federal judge since 2000, was nominated to the 9th Circuit on March 25 and advanced to the U.S. Senate for confirmation on Aug. 5. But a dispute between Senate Republicans and Democrats held up her confirmation, as well as dozens of others, including Liu and San Francisco Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen's appointment to the federal bench for Northern California.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2012 | By Peter Nicholas, Washington Bureau
President Obama moved to repair relations with a crucial voting bloc and opened another battle with Republican lawmakers by easing rules on the politically volatile issue of illegal immigration. His proposal will probably affect tens of thousands - perhaps more than 100,000 - illegal residents. It would end a requirement that undocumented immigrants with parents or spouses in the United States leave the country first if they wish to file paperwork that would forestall deportation on the grounds of family hardship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2008 | Phil Willon, Willon is a Times staff writer.
Despite increased speculation that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa may be heading to Washington, he said Monday that he would not be joining President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet. Villaraigosa said he had a "conversation" with Obama in mid-November about joining the new Democratic administration but told the incoming president that he would stay in Los Angeles to focus on his reelection campaign and ongoing efforts to address the city's financial troubles and other pressing issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2008 | Phil Willon, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, speaking Saturday to the nation's largest Latino civil rights organization, urged its members to campaign hard for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, saying the presumptive nominee was their best hope for reforming federal immigration policies. In his address to thousands attending the National Council of La Raza conference, Villaraigosa criticized the Bush administration for what he called its "selective enforcement" of immigration laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2006 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
One of the nation's largest Latino advocacy and civil rights organizations plans to meet in Los Angeles this weekend to instruct people how to mobilize and vote out those who fail to back generous new immigration laws. The National Council of La Raza will highlight immigration at its annual conference beginning today, featuring a bipartisan lineup of such high-profile speakers as former President Clinton, Republican presidential political strategist Karl Rove, Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2009 | Anna Gorman
Religious and labor leaders called upon Congress and President-elect Obama to pass a comprehensive immigration package this year and said that the U.S. economy could not be restored without legalizing the nation's undocumented immigrants. "Immigration reform is a necessity in order to fix the American economy," John Wilhelm, president of Unite Here's hospitality-industry division, said Thursday during a national teleconference call on immigration reform.
NATIONAL
March 27, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
President Obama has nominated Arizona federal trial court Judge Mary H. Murguia to serve on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the court announced Friday. Murguia, 49, is the president's second nomination to the nation's largest and busiest appeals court, with UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu named last month to one of three vacancies on the court with 29 judgeships. Confirmation hearings for Liu had been scheduled this week but were scrapped by Republicans within the Senate Judiciary Committee registering their displeasure over passage of the healthcare bill.
OPINION
April 2, 2008
Re "When haven't we talked about race?" Opinion, March 25 Jonah Goldberg claimed that Barack Obama's "More Perfect Union" speech called for "yet another 'conversation' about a topic we've never, ever stopped talking about." I disagree and take exception to his mischaracterization of me and my organization. In a cheap shot that ironically makes Obama's point about the need for more conversation, Goldberg tries to make his case by mistranslating the name of the National Council of La Raza to mean "the race" in its most exclusive sense.
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July 5, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
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NATIONAL
March 4, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas
Despite steep odds, the White House has discussed prospects for reviving a major overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, a commitment that President Obama has postponed once already. Obama took up the issue privately with his staff Monday in a bid to advance a bill through Congress before lawmakers become too distracted by approaching midterm elections. In the session, Obama and members of his Domestic Policy Council outlined ways to resuscitate the effort in a White House meeting with two senators -- Democrat Charles E. Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who have spent months trying to craft a bill.
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