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Judge Harold R. Medina

Judge Harold Medina became famous not for being the first Mexican American judge in modern history, but for a single high-profile trial. He presided over Dennis v. United States (1949), which grew out of the indictment of a dozen top leaders of the Communist Party USA. Continue reading

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Understanding Oxnard, Califronia

Curious Unions, an important new book on Mexican Americans in Oxnard, California, has its origins in stories about the author’s grandfather. Continue reading

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Obama, Romney, and the Latino Vote

In the 2012 presidential election, Spanish-speaking voters are likely to have the greatest impact in states having either a relatively small Spanish-speaking population or where the ethnic composition is in flux Continue reading

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