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  • Legislative Update: Senate Bill 1437 Significantly Changes Murder Liability in California
    Legislative Update: Senate Bill 1437 Significantly Changes Murder Liability in California

    On September 30 th , Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1437, a bill that drastically changes the ways in which the government can charge someone with murder, as I will explain below. Importantly, this ...

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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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  • Comparing Restraining Orders to Emergency Protective Orders
    Comparing Restraining Orders to Emergency Protective Orders

    When someone has been accused of domestic violence , the alleged victim or the court may react by issuing a restraining order or an emergency protective order (EPO), which can also be called an ...

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  • Assault & Battery: Two Separate Crimes
    Assault & Battery: Two Separate Crimes

    People arrested for a violent crime will usually find the term "assault & battery" somewhere on their arrest record. The commonality of seeing these two terms together can understandably lead many to ...

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