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Newslinks for 8-23-2016

California Supreme Court decision leaves state’s teacher tenure law in place

August 22, 2016 | Washington Post
The California Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case challenging the state’s laws on teacher tenure, dismissal and layoffs, a decision that leaves the laws in place and hands a major victory to teachers’ unions.
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Supreme Court enforces statute to prevent prosecutorial forum shopping

August 23, 2016 | At the Lectern
In People v. Rodriguez, the Supreme Court today strengthens a statute the court states is intended to “prohibit[ ] prosecutorial forum shopping” in situations where the State dismisses and then re-files criminal charges after a judge has granted a motion to suppress evidence.

Competing State Bar Bills Emerge as Session Nears End

August 22, 2016 | The Recorder
Only days after the Assembly introduced an amended, last-ditch-effort state bar dues bill, a Senate lawmaker on Monday unveiled a competing measure, ratcheting up the political conflict over what is typically a mundane piece of legislation.
Related: Daily Journal

Restored voting rights sought for California disabled people

August 22, 2016 | Associated Press
Under California's new law, seniors and others with disabilities that are assigned conservators to manage their financial and other affairs keep the right to vote unless a court finds "clear and convincing evidence" that they can't express a desire to exercise it.
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