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Death Penalty Oral Argument: Procedural Debate Belies Anger at State’s Dysfunction

This morning, the Ninth Circuit (Judges Graber, Rawlinson and Watford) heard oral argument in Jones v. Davis (formerly Jones v. Chappell). As you may recall, the original case was decided

Today! Live Argument in Jones v. Davis

Starting at 10am, Jones v. Davis, the case in which the death penalty in California was declared unconstitutional because of the delays, streams live here: If you’re at Hastings, join

Collard Pesto and Caprese

To your left is a nice, summery Italian meal: pasta with a Pesto of Hidden Value and magical caprese. All of this is vegan, with a helpful hand from Miyoko’s

Upcoming Event! Juveniles in Adult Institutions

We’re happy to invite you to a film screening and discussion of juveniles doing time in adult prisons. RSVP via this link.

Summer Hosting: Stuffed Mushrooms and Eggless Salad

Sunday Streets, a city-organized block party occurring in a different neighborhood every month, was in the Excelsior today. Salsa and rock bands, booths, food trucks, and lots and lots of

Jones v. Chappell Oral Arguments Coming Up at the Ninth Circuit

Remember Jones v. Chappell? At the time we were very excited: A federal District Court judge, Judge Cormac Carney of Orange County, declared the death penalty in California unconstitutional because

BREAKING NEWS: Connecticut Supreme Court Finds Death Penalty Unconstitutional

Today, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional, in a broad retroactive decision that removed all 11 inmates from death row and into general population. The Hartford Courant

Good News on Health Care for Transgender Inmates

Today a settlement was reached in Quine v. Brown, a case involving housing and healthcare for transgender inmates. The Transgender Law Center reports: Today, the California Department of Corrections and

Fantasy Vegan Cookbooks: Perfect Photos, Perfect People, Perfect Food

Right after polishing off a plate of veg, bean, and potato salad, I realized something interesting: I was inspired to make these very simple dishes after spending last night gushing

Three Simple Salads

I woke up in the mood for something simple and nostalgic for lunch and dinner. My grandma and I talk on the phone every day, and her stories about her