California, Hawaii and other states got a big win on Wednesday when a federal judge blocked President Trump's new travel ban. It's a temporary decision as the courts look at the merits of the case, which means in the meantime, refugees and citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries can continue to enter the country. For analysis, we turn to Rory Little, law professor at UC Hastings.
In southern California jails, there's a system called Pay-to-Stay. It's where some inmates are allowed to stay in upgraded cells, with flat screen TVs and new beds, for around $150 a night. Requests to stay in these jails have to be approved by a judge. One inmate called it a retreat compared to the L.A. County Jail. We talk with Alysia Santo, who reported the story for The Marshall Project and the Los Angeles Times.
In Los Angeles a jury found former L.A. County sheriff Lee Baca guilty on Wednesday. His crimes: obstruction of justice, conspiring to hinder an FBI investigation and lying to investigators. KPCC's Annie Gilbertson has been covering the story.
State lawmakers have unveiled a bill that would require pharmaceutical companies to give notice before raising drug prices and to justify any hikes. The idea is to slow drug costs by making them more transparent. Reporter: April Dembosky
The number of people in California prisons and jails has dropped by 15,000 since voters passed Proposition 47, which reduces penalties for some low-level crimes. That's a key finding in a report out Thursday morning from the group that sponsored the ballot measure. Reporter: Julie Small
Gov. Jerry Brown is once again criticizing the Trump administration, this time about their decision to review and revise federal fuel economy standards for cars. Brown calls it a "cynical ploy." Reporter: Lauren Sommer
End Music: "Wolf" by TV on the Radio: from the album "Return to Cookie Mountain."