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Placer hires court commissioner

March 12, 2019 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Sacramento civil attorney and certified mediator Glenn Holley was named a Placer County Superior Court commissioner, the court announced Monday.

Gov. Gavin Newsom's opposition to the death penalty appears destined for a test

March 12, 2019 | San Diego Union-Tribune
Since his election, Newsom has sought counsel on the issue of capital punishment from religious leaders, state lawmakers and former governors from across the county, including his predecessor, Brown. He’s also talked with former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the last California governor to preside over an execution in the state.

Judicial Profile: San Diego County Judge Marcella McLaughlin

March 12, 2019 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Among her early projects was a long-term effort to obtain funds for a skateboard park to address nuisance complaints without prosecuting kids who had no other place to skate. She also helped start the downtown community courthouse, where people charged with minor infractions could sign up for public service in exchange for dismissal of charges like public urination and vandalism.
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