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  • The Capture of the Golden State Killer Demonstrates the Ways Privacy is Dwindling in America
    The Capture of the Golden State Killer Demonstrates the Ways Privacy is Dwindling in America

    The capture of the alleged Golden State Killer brought national attention to the relatively new ability of law enforcement to identify suspects by following their genealogical family trees to close ...

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  • Thoughts on Robert Mueller's Investigation
    Thoughts on Robert Mueller's Investigation

    After almost two years of waiting, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is finally over and his 400 page report has been submitted to the Department of Justice. Predictably, it has not done ...

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  • Up And Vanished and the Evidence Requirement
    Up And Vanished and the Evidence Requirement

    I recently listened to a great podcast called Up and Vanished. Yes, despite working in the criminal justice system day in and day out, I too love a good true crime story. Getting to listen to these ...

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  • California Criminal Defense Attorney Community Lost Three of Our Own
    California Criminal Defense Attorney Community Lost Three of Our Own

    On Friday, February 22, 2019, the California criminal defense attorney community lost three of our own. I received word from friends that Jeff Adachi, Public Defender for San Francisco for the last ...

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  • Beware of the Progressive-Come-Latelys
    Beware of the Progressive-Come-Latelys

    The last few years have seen an absolute revolution in the way the public thinks about the criminal justice system. Since the late 1970s, criminal penalties became increasingly draconian, law ...

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  • New Ignition Interlock Device Requirements in California DUI Cases
    New Ignition Interlock Device Requirements in California DUI Cases

    Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1046 into law, effective January 1, 2019. The bill is a statewide expansion of a pilot program that ran in Alameda, Los Angeles, Tulare and Sacramento counties. The ...

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