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Newslinks 5-10-16

State high court weighs prejudicial effect of jury instructions

May 10, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The state Supreme Court Monday reversed an appellate court ruling on California Criminal Code jury instructions and when they are appropriately given, ruling implausible testimony from a defendant does not prevent the code from being invoked.

Journalism group seeks release of license-plate data

May 09, 2016 | San Diego Union Tribune
The Society of Professional Journalists and a host of other public-interest and media groups have weighed in on a high-profile public-records case now being considered by the California Supreme Court.

Next week is Jury Appreciation Week

May 05, 2016 | The Reporter
The Superior Court of Solano County will celebrate Juror Appreciation Week, May 9–13, to recognize the service and participation of jurors from the community.

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Administrative Director Martin Hoshino Speaks to the Council about Judicial Fellowship Program

For more than two decades, the Council has offered the Judicial Fellowship Program to graduate students. In his report to council, Administrative Director Martin Hoshino discusses the benefits of this unique program to council members and staff.

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