Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Kevin Rector

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kevin:

Lawsuit alleging California tech giant aided Chinese torture may proceed, 9th Circuit says

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday revived a lawsuit alleging San Jose-based Cisco Systems Inc. aided Chinese torture of Falun Gong adherents. → Read More

California high court: Employers not responsible for COVID spread to workers' families

Employers in California are not legally responsible for preventing the spread of COVID-19 from their employees to the employees' family members, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday. → Read More

In dissent, 9th Circuit say homelessness is 'paralyzing local communities' in West

Some of the most powerful conservative judges in the U.S. took aim at the idea that homeless people with nowhere else to go have a right to sleep in public. → Read More

L.A. approves $860,000 settlement for man wounded by police during 2020 protest

Los Angeles has agreed to pay $860,000 to settle claims from a protester that his rights were violated when he was shot with a police projectile in 2020. → Read More

California high court says new probation limits apply retroactively to some plea deals

A California measure capping probation for many offenders applies to plea deals that weren't final when the law took effect, the California Supreme Court ruled. → Read More

Prosecution vs. the presidency: Trump cases present looming legal crisis for nation

The possibility that the former president could be reelected after being criminally convicted or while facing charges has put the executive and judicial branches on a high-speed collision course. → Read More

Pride as resistance: LGBTQ+ people struggle against right-wing war on their legal rights

Across the country, LGBTQ+ people are struggling against a wave of legislation aimed at restricting their rights. They are also fighting back. → Read More

Judge denies city request to claw back police officer photos from local media outlet

L.A. Superior Judge Mitchell Beckloff's ruling was a clear win for Knock LA photo editor Ben Camacho and for the activist group Stop LAPD Spying Coalition → Read More

L.A. Times, other media file motion opposing L.A.'s lawsuit against journalist who published police photos

Media organizations including the Los Angeles Times are supporting a local journalist being sued by L.A. for publishing photographs of LAPD officers. → Read More

Court overturns convictions of first two parents tried in college admissions scandal

A federal appeals court Wednesday overturned the convictions of two wealthy businessmen in the "Operation Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal. → Read More

California to improve services for deaf people in state care under new legal settlement

The California Department of Developmental Services has agreed to improve the care it provides to deaf people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. → Read More

Excessive force, cover-ups: LAPD whistleblower expands ‘SWAT Mafia’ allegations

Sgt. Timothy Colomey recently gave a deposition in which he further detailed his allegation that a "SWAT Mafia" controls the LAPD's elite tactical unit. → 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