Supreme Court Takes On Prop. 8
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case challenging California's ban on same-sex marriage. Attorneys fighting the constitutionality of the law say marriage is a fundamental right and denying it because of sexual orientation violates the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. Prop. 8 supporters say the will of the state's voters should not be invalidated by the courts.
Say Goodbye to Devil's Slide
The stretch of Highway 1 known as Devil's Slide has plagued drivers for more than 75 years. The road, south of San Francisco, has closed numerous times due to landslides, turning a seven-mile drive down the coast into a 45-mile detour. And the sharp turns are notorious for causing collisions. Not any more: Tuesday morning two new tunnels are opening to traffic.
State Asks Judge to End Oversight of Prison Mental Health Care
California prison officials will ask a federal judge on Wednesday to end his oversight of the mental healthcare system in the state's prisons. The judge appointed a special master more than a decade ago. Since then, California has spent billions of dollars to improve psychiatric care for inmates as the suicide rate has still gone up in recent years.