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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.

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.
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Audio: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Access 3D

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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