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  • A Winning Election for Criminal Justice Reform
    A Winning Election for Criminal Justice Reform

    Most of the focus this election season was on the Senate and the House in an election seen by many as a referendum on Trump that would set the playing field for 2020. Not as widely reported was the ...

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  • Pending Execution of Joseph Garcia
    Pending Execution of Joseph Garcia

    Last month, I wrote about Senate Bill 1437 and the long overdue and significant changes it made to the laws governing murder in California. You can find that post here . In short, the bill requires ...

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  • Anatomy of a Criminal Case: Pre-Trial Motion Work
    Anatomy of a Criminal Case: Pre-Trial Motion Work

    One of the things I sometimes hear from clients who are frustrated with their options is “well can’t you file some motions!?” The answer is…yes! But only if there is a motion to be filed. What is a ...

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  • The Anatomy of a Criminal Case: Discovery & Investigation
    The Anatomy of a Criminal Case: Discovery & Investigation

    It has been a few months since my last entry in this series, detailing the anatomy of a criminal case. In case, you missed the previous entries, you can find them here: Pre-filing & pre-filing ...

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  • One DNA Test Could Free Kevin Cooper
    One DNA Test Could Free Kevin Cooper

    The New York Times recently published an absolutely remarkable piece examining the pending execution of a potentially innocent man here in California. I write about it here primarily with the hope ...

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  • The Decision of McCoy v. Louisiana
    The Decision of McCoy v. Louisiana

    On May 14, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of McCoy v. Louisiana. They settled a question that I, frankly, thought had been settled long before this case. Robert McCoy had been ...

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