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Editorial: State court right on ‘3-strikes’ ruling

July 16, 2017 | NewsLinks
State propositions, after they are approved and enacted by voters, often raise as many issues as they solve. In recent elections, California voters have approved two propositions aimed at the same goal — reducing the state’s prison population.

Proposition 57 Is Not Retroactive—Court

June 09, 2017 | NewsLinks
Proposition 57—enacted by voters last November to preclude the filing of criminal charges against minors directly in adult court—is not retroactive, the Court of Appeal held yesterday.

Will Prop 66 Force Jerry Brown to Preside over Executions?

November 30, 2016 | NewsLinks
Although he has served as governor longer than anyone else in California history, Jerry Brown has never been forced to make one of the weightiest decisions governors face: whether to spare a convicted criminal from execution.

Young man convicted in 2014 murder wants new trial after Prop. 57 passes

November 26, 2016 | NewsLinks
Until recently, state law allowed prosecuting agencies in California — including the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office — to make those determinations in certain cases without taking the issue to a judge first. It’s a process known as “direct filing.”
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