Newslinks for 5-8-18

Supreme Court again limits three-strikes resentencing

May 07, 2018 | At the Lectern
In People v. Perez, the superior court found the defendant had not been armed with a deadly weapon when he committed his current offense, a finding that made him eligible for resentencing under Proposition 36, the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012. The Supreme Court today disagrees, unanimously concluding that the finding is not supported by substantial evidence.
Related: California Supreme Court Opinion

San Mateo Superior Court Celebrates Juror Appreciation Week

May 07, 2018 | (San Mateo)
Recognition for jurors during the second week in May was established by a special resolution passed by the California Legislature in 1998 to acknowledge the important contributions of citizens who devote their time and effort in "making the cherished right of trial by jury a reality."

Opinion: Ramped-up civics education makes a difference in democracy

May 04, 2018 | Desert News
When only a quarter of Americans can name all three branches of government, it’s reasonable to question the validity of civics education across the country. But take heart: A new study shows civics and government courses can produce real increases in democratic participation.

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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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