Blog Posts in 2021

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  • Selecting Better Juries
    Selecting Better Juries

    As criminal justice reform has swept the nation in the last few years, a big topic of discussion has been finding a fairer way to ensure that juries reflect an unbiased cross-section of the community. ...

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  • Pondering The Role of Lawyers and “Client Control”
    Pondering The Role of Lawyers and “Client Control”

    I recently came across an online debate about the term “client control.” This is a term used by lawyers to broadly describe the ability to convince clients to follow their lawyer’s advice. It can ...

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  • DUI Diversion: An Unsettled Question
    DUI Diversion: An Unsettled Question

    As of January 1 st of this year, Penal Code section 1001.95, now allows judges in almost all misdemeanor prosecutions to grant diversion. This means that a judge has the discretion to divert a ...

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  • The Gubernatorial Recall and the Continued Assault on Democracy
    The Gubernatorial Recall and the Continued Assault on Democracy

    On September 14, Californians will cast their votes to decide whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be recalled from office and, if so, who should take his place. If the recall is successful, this will ...

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  • The Olympics. Time to Rethink?
    The Olympics. Time to Rethink?

    While my social media has been filled with various hot takes on issues arising out of the Olympic games currently being held—the injustice of Sha’Carri Richardson’s exclusion from the games, reaction ...

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  • The Defeat of the For the People Act and What Comes Next
    The Defeat of the For the People Act and What Comes Next

    Last entry I detailed the recent stepped-up attack by Republican-led legislatures on voting rights and the importance of this fight. Here, I plan to detail what precipitated the failing vote in the ...

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