Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Kevin Rector

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Past articles by Kevin:

Dianne Feinstein's daughter speaks on senator's family feud

Throughout her long career, California's Sen. Dianne Feinstein had maintained a polished public image. Now her personal affairs have come flooding into public view. → Read More

Challenge to California's 10-day wait for gun buyers renewed

Gun rights advocates are challenging California's 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, saying it is not legally justifiable after the Supreme Court's Bruen decision. → Read More

California refers U.S. citizen prisoners to ICE based on racist assumptions, lawsuit says

The ACLU is suing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, saying it is referring U.S. citizens and lawful residents to federal immigration officials based on racist presumptions about their status in the country. → Read More

How strong is Disney's case against Ron DeSantis?

Disney sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week over land rights around its Orlando resorts. Experts say it's a proxy battle tied to the nation's roiling LGBTQ+ culture wars, and a potentially dangerous one for the 2024 Republican presidential contender. → Read More

Video from Nashville shooting shows officers' rush to end it

Nashville police swiftly released video from Monday's school shooting, showing the assailant's chilling prowl and responding officers' sense of urgency to stop it. → Read More

Thanks to the Supreme Court, California gun cases hinge more on history than modern threats

Thanks to the Supreme Court, cases challenging California's gun laws have been focused more on distant history than the weapons' modern threat. → Read More

Twitter can't disclose FBI demands for user info, court says

Twitter may not publicly detail to the degree it wants the number of times the FBI demands user information from it for national security investigations, a federal appellate court ruled Monday. → Read More

One man's battle to expose LAPD abuse during 2020 protests

Deon Jones' legal battle to hold the LAPD accountable for wounding him at a 2020 protest has been long and arduous. The city has made it that way. → Read More

Ventura County man arrested, charged in fatal shooting of his sister

Deputies arrested Brennan Post, 33, after responding to a call at a home in the Thousand Oaks area about 1:12 a.m. Friday, the sheriff's office said. → Read More

Orange County man who bought luxury cars with COVID relief funds sentenced to prison

Orange County man who bought luxury cars with COVID relief funds is sentenced to prison. → Read More

California attorney general launches unit to investigate questionable criminal convictions

California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta has created a new legal team that will investigate 'wrongful or improper' criminal convictions from the past. → Read More

9th Circuit sides with employers in dispute over California law barring forced arbitration

A California law barring employers from requiring their employees to resolve workplace complaints in private runs afoul of federal law, a federal court ruled. → Read More

Avenging Billy: How amateur sleuths took on a gay porn actor’s haunting Hollywood murder

Local sleuths help find a suspect in gay porn actor Bill Newton's murder. His dismembered head and feet were found in a Hollywood dumpster in 1990. → Read More

9th Circuit upholds California prison reforms, citing abuse of inmates with disabilities

Citing a “staff culture of targeting inmates with disabilities” within California prisons, a federal appellate court on Thursday upheld the legality of a set of measures aimed at improv… → Read More

9th Circuit upholds California prison reforms, citing abuse of inmates with disabilities

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, citing abuse of California prisonsers with disabilities, upheld a slate of ordered reforms including officer body cameras. → Read More

Biden has yet to match Trump's impact on 9th Circuit

President Biden has appointed six judges to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and has two more on the way, but hasn't matched Trump's impact on the court. → Read More

Atty. Gen. says LAPD's McBride was justified, won't be charged in fatal Hernandez's killing

California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta’s office cleared LAPD Officer Toni McBride of wrongdoing in the fatal 2020 shooting of Daniel Hernandez. → Read More

L.A. County shifts lawyer program for the poor from Bar Assn. to already busy public defender

Los Angeles County has moved a program providing attorneys to poor criminal defendants from the L.A. County Bar Assn. to the overworked office of the public defender. → Read More

Inside the LAPD's secretive private funding arm

A Times investigation reveals how LAPD officials work with the Los Angeles Police Foundation to solicit private funding for the public agency. → Read More

9th Circuit rejects 'qualified immunity' in LAPD shooting

A federal appeals court ruled that 'qualified immunity' should not prevent a lawsuit over a fatal LAPD shooting at a 24 Hour Fitness gym from going to a jury. → Read More