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Tossed death penalty may signal shift on California Supreme Court

August 24, 2016 | NewsLinks
In a ruling that could signal tougher scrutiny of capital cases by California’s highest court, Gov. Jerry Brown’s three appointees have joined a fourth justice to overturn a death sentence that a previous majority had voted to uphold.

Five Bills to Watch in the California Legislature

July 29, 2016 | NewsLinks
The national political conventions are over and Sacramento is broiling through a triple-digit heat wave. That can only mean one thing: California's legislators return to the Capitol Monday after a four-week recess to slog through the final month of the 2015-16 session.

Opinion: Prop 57 may leave victims feeling abandoned

July 26, 2016 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) California loves to experiment with itself. This November, California voters will be presented yet another opportunity to make fundamental changes to its criminal justice system.

California voters face full plate of initiatives on Nov. 8

June 30, 2016 | NewsLinks
California voters will confront a smorgasbord of policy questions on the November ballot, with initiatives ranging from marijuana legalization and the death penalty to gun control and taxes qualifying by the Thursday deadline.
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