Campaign Advertising

The Ninth Circuit dismissed a ballot measure committee’s appeal of a lower court’s partial denial of its request for an injunction to block San Francisco’s new campaign advertising disclosure law. The committee, Yes on Prop B, did not show that it plans to engage in any political advertising during this election season, so the controversy is moot.

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Belgian Court Rejects Move to Extradite Ex-Catalan Minister

A Belgian court on Friday rejected Spain’s demand to have a former high-ranking politician from the region of Catalonia extradited, in yet another set back for the country’s efforts to try several officials in exile over their alleged roles in an independence referendum that Madrid branded as illegal.

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San Franciscans to Vote on Police Staffing Levels, Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board

Since 1994, San Francisco’s city charter has required its police department to maintain a force of 1,971 full-time officers. Voters will have a chance to repeal that requirement in November, after a proposed charter amendment sailed through the city’s Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.

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