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In a memo she wrote as a young law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1987, Elena Kagan said she was "not sympathetic" to a petitioner's claim that his conviction under a District of Columbia gun ban violated his Second Amendment rights.

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III told reporters on June 3 that his department plans to cut $100 billion in expenses in all other areas to guarantee a three-percent annual increase in real growth — beyond inflation — in the accounts that pay for combat operations.

On June 2, the Massachusetts House passed by a vote of 113 to 35 a resolution to support the adoption of a national popular vote in Massachusetts. The bill now will be sent to the State Senate for deliberation.

On June 3, President Obama finally sat down with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to discuss the Arizona Immigration law and the issues on the border, at the request of the Governor. 

According to the old saw, a forlorn man was once told: “Cheer up. Things could be worse.” So the man cheered up and things got worse. If you’re unhappy with the current crop of elected politicians in California, cheer up. Things could get worse, especially if Proposition 14 passes. 

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