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California passes death penalty reform to speed executions

November 23, 2016 | NewsLinks
California voters have decided to repair the state’s dysfunctional death penalty by passing a measure intended to speed up appeals, uniting with voters in more conservative states that also supported capital punishment.

Courts are prepared for marijuana defendant petitions

November 14, 2016 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) When voters passed Proposition 64, it didn't just legalize recreational marijuana for adult use. It also allowed thousands of people to petition to vacate past marijuana convictions, or to reduce them to what the penalty would be under the new law.
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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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