Newslinks for 8-9-18

Justices reject 'outercourse' argument, uphold ex-Stanford swimmer's sexual assault conviction

August 09, 2018 | The Mercury News
Capping a controversial campus assault case that garnered international attention, a California appellate court Wednesday upheld former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s conviction, including the felony count that forces him to register for the rest of his life as a sex offender.
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State Supreme Court Won't Hear Case of Man Convicted of Killing Gang Rivals

August 08, 2018 | mynewsLA
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the case of a man described by authorities as a founding member of a Montebello-based gang’s “kill squad,” who is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the execution-style killings of two rival gang members.

District attorneys post letters opposing criminals released under Proposition 57

August 09, 2018 | Daily Journal
After detailing the convict’s brutal assault using a padlock as a weapon, numerous car thefts and a nearly 100-mile-an-hour pursuit that included a police helicopter, the news release stated: “The Board of Prison Hearings found this inmate to be a nonviolent offender who does not pose an unreasonable risk of violence to the community and granted release.”

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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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