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Newslinks for 2-2-18

State Supreme Court ruling will help juveniles facing trial as adults

February 01, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle
In a victory for youngsters charged with crimes, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a November 2016 ballot measure, which limited prosecutors’ authority to charge juveniles as adults, applied to all cases that were not yet final when the measure passed.
Related: California Supreme Court Opinion, People vs. Superior Court of Riverside County, Webcast of Oral Argument, Associated Press, At the Lectern, Daily Journal

Activists Try to Recall Judge in Stanford Sex Attack Case. Some Say They’ve Gone Too Far.

February 02, 2018 | New York Times
When a California judge sentenced a Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault to six months in jail, many saw the verdict as too lenient. Outrage spread across the country, particularly among those who felt it was the latest proof of a criminal justice system stacked against women who have been victims of sexual violence.

Proposed legislation could put state, federal government in conflict over ICE

February 02, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A bill in the state Legislature could put California on a collision course with federal immigration authorities after the top immigration enforcement officer released a memo to his agents directing them to continue making arrests in California courthouses and other public buildings.

Many counties’ DAs cool to marijuana dismissal plan

February 02, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) San Francisco County District Attorney George Gascón called on other counties in California to follow his lead in dismissing and reclassifying marijuana misdemeanors and felonies under Proposition 64, but many other district attorney’s offices say they do not have the resources, money or staffing to do so.

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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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