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Prop 66 survives state Supreme Court but loses its fangs

August 25, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) In a mixed victory for death penalty supporters, the California Supreme Court held that Proposition 66, the initiative to “Mend, not end” the death penalty, is constitutional, but that its imposition of strict deadlines on death penalty appeals “must be deemed directive rather than mandatory.”
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Bail reforms disrupt court routines across New Mexico

August 24, 2017 | Associated Press
Prosecutors, bail bondsmen and public defenders are describing a criminal justice system in upheaval as courtrooms across New Mexico adjust to new bail and pretrial detention rules.

State Bar vice president upset about funding bill

August 25, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) With the Legislature poised to finalize an overhaul of the State Bar soon, outgoing Vice President Danette Meyers said she is disappointed top officials did not fight some of the proposed changes.

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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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