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Marijuana Legalization Takes Root In San Diego Courts

December 08, 2016 | KPBS
Some aspects of the law, including the regulation of pot cultivation and sales, won't likely take effect until 2018. But the law's impact can already be measured in one area: criminal justice.

Four Violent Crimes: You Decide the Sentence

December 09, 2016 | The New York Times
For advocates of prison reform, the question is who should be diverted from jails and prisons, and who among the 2.2 million locked up should be freed?
Related: Time

Opinion: Bar may eliminate shades of gray between lawyers and clients

December 09, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The State Bar of California's Second Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct is moving closer to revising several California Rules of Professional Responsibility to closer align with the ABA Model Rules that have been substantially adopted by every other state in the nation.

Judicial Profile: Robert C. Fracchia

December 09, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Solano County Judge Robert Fracchia honed calm demeanor from criminal defense work.

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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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