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State high court mulls multi-tool pocketknives as weapons

April 07, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A San Diego man's campaign to overturn his criminal conviction hinges on the key issue of whether a concealed Swiss Army pocketknife is a weapon capable of inflicting bodily harm.

DAs statewide pushing for death penalty reform

April 07, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos says district attorneys are leading the charge for death penalty reform because they understand the impact of horrific murders better than anyone but the victims’ families.

Judicial Profile: J. Christopher Smith

April 07, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Commissioner J. Christopher Smith is no stranger to the spotlight. As a former trial attorney, celebrity defense lawyer, and one-time reality TV star, Smith gained notoriety litigating in, or commenting on, high profile cases before national audiences.
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