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State officials downplay execution obstacles, ACLU report says

May 11, 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle
Newly released documents on California’s plans to resume executions of condemned inmates show that state officials have understated the cost and the difficulty of obtaining lethal drugs and downplayed the likelihood of botched executions, the American Civil Liberties Union reported Tuesday.

Editorial: Citizen's United was an overreach

May 12, 2016 | Los Angeles Times
On Thursday the California Assembly is expected to vote on whether to place a question on the November ballot targeting the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. That's the controversial 2010 ruling in which the court held that the 1st Amendment allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts on independent election-related expenditures.

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A primer on how the council is making local court funding more equitable across the state (2:53). 

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