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  • How Most Criminal Cases Are Really Resolved
    How Most Criminal Cases Are Really Resolved

    Watching television, you would think the logical conclusion to most criminal cases is the glamorous and high-stakes jury trial. Sit in any criminal court in this country and you will quickly find that ...

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  • The Kavanaugh Hearings
    The Kavanaugh Hearings

    I have been wrestling with my feelings about the Kavanaugh accusations this week. On the one hand, I am a proud supporter of the #MeToo movement and believe that women who are the victims of sexual ...

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  • New Law Regarding Sealing Arrest Records
    New Law Regarding Sealing Arrest Records

    The end of 2017 was a tremendous time for criminal justice reform in California. Governor Brown signed into law a number of laws that will have real impact in swinging the pendulum back towards the ...

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  • How Prop 57 Changes California's Criminal Justice System
    How Prop 57 Changes California's Criminal Justice System

    Voters in California approved of Proposition 57 last month in a winning ratio of 2-to-1. The ballot described the measure as something that would increase parole chances for nonviolent felons, as well ...

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  • The Times They Are A Changing
    The Times They Are A Changing

    The signs seem to be everywhere. After about 35 years of politicians and policy makers falling over themselves to jockey to be viewed as the toughest on crime, Americans finally seem to be waking up ...

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